Execution of Danny Bible This evening Danny Bible was executed at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, TX. His lawyers had appealed his execution date based on his poor physical health. He was partially paralyzed and suffering from Parkinson’s syndrome; his lawyers also argued that executioners may be unable to find a suitable vein to use for injecting the deadly drug cocktail. The issue of failure … Continue reading Texas Death Penalty Update
This morning the Supreme Court has handed down two shocking and disappointing rulings for those who follow the cases of the wrongfully convicted. Both Rodney Reed, on Texas Death Row, and Brendan Dassey, whose case has been widely publicized through the show Making a Murderer, had their cert petitions denied by the Supreme Court, meaning they refused to rule on the appeals. Both prisoners have … Continue reading What Does Innocence Mean to the Courts?
In honor of pride month, we would like to offer some educational links on why prisons and detention are incompatible with liberation for LGBTQ and gender non-conforming (GNC) people. The criminalization of queer and GNC people has a long history in the Americas beginning with colonization. In many states it was illegal to engage in ‘homosexual’ activities or present as trans or GNC until a … Continue reading No Pride in Prisons or Detention Facilities
Upcoming Executions: DANNY BIBLE, #999455, on June 27th How to write a Clemency Letter Too frail for death row? Texas inmate seeks execution reprieve Texas assures court it can carry out aging death row inmate’s execution CHRIS YOUNG, #999508, on July 17th Info on the #SaveChrisYoung Campaign: Facebook for Save Chris Young: https://www.facebook.com/Save-Chris-Young-2079040235753551/ Message to abolitionists: https://uncaptivevoices.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/savechrisyoung/ Petition to Governor Abbott: https://www.change.org/p/greg-abbott-support-mercy-for-chris-young Please watch and … Continue reading Weekly TX Death Penalty Update
Our goal is to post weekly updates on upcoming actions and events, as well as keep them maintained on our events page. Here is our first list, which will surely grow! Do you have one to add? June: Beginning June 19th: Support the Juneteenth Prisoner Strike! This includes showing a documentary like “13th”, even if it’s just to some friends, doing a letter writing, … Continue reading Upcoming Actions and Events
Texas Abolitionists is an offshoot of anti-death penalty and prison abolitionist organizing in Houston. We want to help foster a broader movement against all state killing and violence, against incarceration and prison slavery, against migrant detention and family separation, and against repression and genocidal policies. Continue reading Welcome