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!
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
Write the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and call or tweet the governor about the upcoming execution of Robert Jennings(TDCJ #000956) on January 30th. Continue reading Upcoming Abolitionist Actions and Events
Willie Francis survived his first execution in 1946, at the age of 16, because prison staff in Louisiana did not properly set up the electric chair. Continue reading DYK(#11) The Boy Who Was Executed Twice and the Return of the Electric Chair
Write the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and call or tweet the governor about the upcoming execution of Joseph Garcia(999441) on December 4th and Alvin Braziel Jr.(999393) on December 11th. To write/call about upcoming executions: **See our guide here See also: Joseph Garcia’s case is a “Law of Parties” case, meaning that he was convicted of being involved in ( a robbery leading to) a … Continue reading Stop These December Executions in Texas!
On October 18th, 2018 the Board of Criminal Justice, which oversees Texas prisons, will meet in Austin. Whether you are a family member, an abolitionist, a formerly incarcerated person, or an advocate for reform, it is clear we must let the Board know we will not stand by quietly as the horrific situation inside of TDCJ continues. Many of us may not be able to … Continue reading World Day Against the Death Penalty: Continue the Strikers’ Work & Demand Changes in TDCJ
(Update)Juan Segundo (#999520) was set to be executed on Wednesday October 10th. His execution has been stayed due to issues of low IQ that the courts will decide on at a later time. Kwame Rockwell, (#999570) who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia after his arrest, is set to be executed on October 24th, 2018. His lawyers are currently seeking a stay of execution due to his … Continue reading World Day Against the Death Penalty: Saving Kwame Rockwell and Discussing Conditions in TDCJ(Updated)