PHONE ZAP! Darrington Unit is currently on an extended( 2 month long) lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are currently 7 confirmed positive cases and approximately 300 incarcerated people on “medical restriction” (lockdown) or “medical isolation”(solitary confinement) at the unit. Darrington Unit is not doing enough for prisoners’ safety amidst Covid-19. They are not even providing hand sanitizer or other basic sanitation supplies. Darrington … Continue reading Dirty Darrington Phone Zap
Take action to support a stay of execution for Ruben Gutierrez, TDCJ #999308, out of Cameron County. Continue reading Fight Executions: Save Ruben
TDCJ has changed mail regulations beginning 3/1/20. Under the premise of ending trafficking of drugs and phones into Texas prisons, TDCJ has launched “Inspect to Protect”(link), which means huge limitations on what can now be mailed to Texas prisoners. This change also essentially ends the ability of well-meaning individuals and prisoner support groups to send commissary to prisoners in need by limiting this ability to … Continue reading TDCJ Uses Drug War Propaganda to Crack Down on Prisoner Support
Protest the execution of Ruben Gutierrez Saturday October 12th, 2019 at 11 AM- 1PM 1200 Franklin st Houston TX 77002 courthouse. Drinks provided. Shirts for sale limited quantities. Please join us in protesting the execution of Ruben Gutierrez wrongfully convicted as principle under the law of parties statute. His execution date is set for October 30 2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/480984272683019/ Help from your home: Write the Board … Continue reading Save Ruben Gutierrez
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019- SAN ANTONIO Black August: Fighting to Release Kenneth Foster Time: 7:30 pm – 2 am Location: Reggae Bar- 826 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 https://www.facebook.com/events/1268819949953084/?ti=as Join family, friends, artists and activists who are holding this event to bring attention to Kenneth Foster’s situation, to his excessive punishment, and to the law of parties. The event will feature speakers, performers, music … Continue reading Solidarity Event Happening in San Antonio!
The first Abolitionist Conference of Texas welcomed dozens of people from around the state who were able to network and attend workshops and panel sessions on prison related issues. The conference was followed by a press release and successful banner action demanding that Harris County D.A. stop supporting Death Penalty prosecutions and setting execution dates. (Read here). Future actions: TXA, along with our friends … Continue reading Following up AbolitionistConTX with more actions!
Join abolitionists from around the state in Houston on Saturday 5/18! Abolitionist Conference of Texas May 18th, 2019 in Houston, Texas Centrally located. Accessible location with free parking. Conference from 10 to 7 @ Montrose Center (401 Branard St. Houston TX 77006). *Room 106. Topics include death penalty, prisoner support, ending prison slavery, environmental issues in prisons, lgbtq prisoners, criminalization of immigrants, and harm reduction … Continue reading Abolitionist Conference Tomorrow 5/18
Abolition Texas: Seeking Solutions Beyond the Death Penalty May 18, 2019 – Houston, Texas Call for Proposals The Abolitionist Conference of Texas is a one day gathering of organizing communities throughout Texas to help build a critical mass of individuals, organizations, and communities fighting the many issues associated with the death penalty and prison abolition. The aim of this conference is to learn from … Continue reading Call for Proposals: Abolitionist Conference of Texas
In 3 days Texas plans to execute Patrick Murphy, despite knowing he was not involved in murdering anyone nor was he present during the murder. Patrick Murphy’s crime was being part of the Texas 7 escape. While Patrick reluctantly waited for his fellow escapees to return from a robbery, a tragic murder occurred. That does not, however, make Patrick Murphy guilty of a murder that … Continue reading Save Patrick Murphy–Law of Parties case