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TCADP April 2018 Alert: Focus on Wrongful Convictions

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about executions, case updates, and announcements about upcoming events and film screenings featuring wrongful convictions.

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New report from National Registry of Exonerations: 139 wrongfully convicted individuals exonerated in 2017

According to a new report from the National Registry of Exonerations, 139 wrongfully convicted individuals were exonerated in 2017. This includes four people who had been sentenced to death. The leading cause in last year’s exonerations was official misconduct, particularly concealing exculpatory evidence.

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TCADP’s 20th consecutive annual conference taking place this weekend in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 13, 2018                                 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, TCADP Executive Director  512-441-1808 (office); 512-552-5948 (cell) TCADP Annual Conference to Address Changing Death Penalty Landscape Statewide gathering will honor advocates, exonorees, faith leaders, and victim survivors (Austin, Texas) — Advocates from across […]

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State of Texas executes Robert Pruett

Tonight, October 12, 2017, the State of Texas executed Robert Pruett after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his two remaining appeals.  Pruett steadfastly maintained his innocence of the 1999 murder of Corrections Officer Daniel Nagle. This case bears many of the hallmarks of wrongful convictions: no physical evidence tied Pruett to the crime scene; unreliable […]

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TCADP April 2017 Alert: Seeking clemency for Paul Storey

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find a request for action to support clemency for Paul Storey, who is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on April 12, 2017. The victim’s parents have appealed to state and local officials to commute his sentence to life without parole.

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Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2016: The Year in Review

Today, TCADP released its year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2016: The Year in Review. The report provides in-depth information on new death sentences, executions, and stays; reduced sentences; judicial developments; public opinion; and other issues affecting the administration of justice in Texas.

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TCADP 2017 Award Recipients

The  TCADP Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Annual Awards, which will be presented during the luncheon at our 2017 Annual Conference on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Appreciation Award: Lindsey Pearlstein Courage Award: Alfred Dewayne Brown David P. Atwood Founder’s Award: State Senator Eddie Lucio, […]

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TCADP October Alert: Support for death penalty falls to lowest level in 40 years

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the latest polling results from the Pew Research Center, which show declining public support for the death penalty across all groups. We also announce the keynote speaker for the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference and share links to new resources and films on the death penalty.