Texas Death Penalty Update– September 20th

Two executions coming up in the next week: Troy Clark and Daniel Acker both face executions, back-to-back on the 26th and 27th. Take Action Now! Call, tweet, or email the governor and Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for a stay of execution.   Upcoming Execution Dates: All dates: https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/upcoming-executions Emanuel Kemp Execution Delay Sought for Emanuel Kemp Kemp’s lawyer has requested DNA testing … Continue reading Texas Death Penalty Update– September 20th

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 onĀ  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

What Does Innocence Mean to the Courts?

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?

No Pride in Prisons or Detention Facilities

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

Weekly TX Death Penalty Update

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