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!
What wasn’t included in the text of their death sentences are the cruel conditions and punishments inflicted on prisoners and their families due to TDCJ’s policies for Death Row. Not only are these men automatically held in indefinite solitary confinement, many for over a decade now, but they are also denied television, educational classes, religious services, jobs, and regular phone access that many prisoners take for granted. Continue reading DYK (#10)Texas Death Row and Indefinite Solitary Confinement
In regards to interracial murders, since 1976 only 20 executions have taken place where the victim was black and the defendant was white, out of 1490 executions. Continue reading DYK (#6) Race of Victim and the Death Penalty
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