Need for clemency campaigns for three upcoming executions:

Texas has three executions scheduled for September, two which are back-to-back. Despite increasing scrutiny and lower levels of support than decades past, the killing machine is resistant to slowing down. Help us show Greg Abbott that we are done with state-sponsored murders! *Edit* Ruben Gutierrez has received a temporary stay from a federal judge, which appears it will not be lifted. Ruben Gutierrez, #999308, September … Continue reading Need for clemency campaigns for three upcoming executions:

Death Penalty Update August 22nd, 2018

Need for clemency campaigns for three upcoming executions: Ruben Gutierrez, September 12th, 2018. Gutierrez’s lawyers, who very recently took his case, have asked for a stay in order to properly prepare a clemency petition and to investigate issues around DNA testing in the case. Read more here. Troy Clark, September 26th, 2018 Daniel Acker, September 27th, 2018 See our guide here.    Texas court updates: … Continue reading Death Penalty Update August 22nd, 2018

Texas Death Penalty Update–August 2, 2018

Despite a long and hard fight for clemency, Christopher Young was killed by the state of Texas on July 17th. He left us with the message that “The struggle never stops” and a request that activists keep fighting for the friends he left behind. He was a very influential person to the other men on Death Row and some of them have written to express … Continue reading Texas Death Penalty Update–August 2, 2018

Creativity and Abolitionist Organizing

Former Death Row prisoner Kenneth Foster Jr. wrote us about some topics that are on his mind when it comes to prisons, the death penalty, and organizing. We agree that the people we are up against can be very creative in their thinking about ways to harm and oppress others, and the same amount of creativity is needed to oppose them!   He wrote: “The … Continue reading Creativity and Abolitionist Organizing

Texas Death Penalty Update: July 12th

Urgent: Take Action to Save Chris Young Call the Governor: 512-463-2000 or leave a message at 512-463-1782 Ask for a stay of execution and a commutation of his sentence to Life or Life Without Parole. The victim’s son does not support the execution and Chris’ daughters have asked the board of pardons and paroles and the governor not to take away their father. Governor Abbott … Continue reading Texas Death Penalty Update: July 12th

Texas Death Penalty Update

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