When: Saturday February 9th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Where: Cafe Brazil: 2604 Dunlavy St. Houston, TX 77006 Join Texas Abolitionists for our monthly social event for networking organizers and those interested in prison, death penalty, migrant detention, and other justice related issues. We always encourage attendees to sign birthday cards to prisoners and to get involved with local events. If you have a topic … Continue reading February Abolitionist Social
(Note: Published by request from our incarcerated comrade) “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, HE has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, restore sight to the blind and set the Captives Free.” — The Book of Luke 4:18 The Holy Bible Peace & Blessings Sisters and Brothers: Well it does not get any realer than this. On … Continue reading The Sugarland-95: Help us Protect the Sacred Burial Ground of our Ancestors in the State of Texas by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington
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
Between 1976 and 2003, the US executed 22 people for crimes committed under the age of 18. If we look back to the colonial era, that number grows to approximately 365 people, according to DPIC. Continue reading DYK (#12) How Young is Too Young to Execute?
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
Many states, notably Texas and California, have a Felony Murder Law or “Law of Parties” which allows for someone to be sentenced to death even if they did not kill the victim, but only acted as a participant in the crime. This law works by mandating that if you were involved in committing a felony that resulted in death(s), you are equally as responsible for … Continue reading DYK (#9) Sentenced to Death Without Killing Anyone
Regardless of the era, or even the country, executions remain a major tool for social control and political repression. This is an often overlooked aspect of the Death Penalty system that must be discussed more in depth, especially in the context of our current political climate nationally and globally. Continue reading DYK (#8) Political History of Executions