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

Supporting Striking Prisoners and Human Rights for All

Today, August 21st, groups of prisoners nation-wide plan to go on coordinated strikes against prison slavery, inhumane conditions, denial of rights, denial of rehabilitation programs, and unfair sentencing. Read their demands below, or view original and more information at http://sawarimi.org/national-prison-strike “1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women. 2. An immediate end to … Continue reading Supporting Striking Prisoners and Human Rights for All

A Few Articles on Prison Abolition, Decarceration, and Prisoner Support

If you are at home this Saturday night (it’s too hot to go out, honestly) maybe you are looking for a few articles to read and a few ways to show support! We thought we would share a few links with you all tonight! What is Prison Abolition, anyway? Prison Abolitionists envision a world where isolating and warehousing human beings is no longer normal or … Continue reading A Few Articles on Prison Abolition, Decarceration, and Prisoner Support

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