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
The death of Scott Dozier on Nevada’s Death Row will surely renew discussion on prisoners who “volunteer” to be executed. Dozier was one of a growing number of condemned people who gave up their appeals in hopes of being executed sooner. Because Nevada could not acquire the correct drugs to legally or “humanely” kill him, his execution in July 2018 was called off. It seems … Continue reading DYK(#7)Execution: You Can Volunteer for That?
There is significant evidence that the US, and specifically Texas, have executed innocent people such as Carlos De Luna, Ruben Cantu, and Cameron Todd Willingham. Continue reading DYK (#5) Innocent and Executed
Did you know there are currently 6 women sentenced to death in Texas? Since executions resumed in 1976 Texas has also executed 6 women. The women currently on Texas Death Row are: Darlie Routier Linda Carty Erica Sheppard Melissa Lucio Kimberly Cargill Brittany Holberg For more information on women on death row: https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/crime/article/Records-6-women-have-been-executed-in-Texas-6543820.php Update on Darlie’s case and quest for exoneration: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-DNA-Testing-Underway-in-Darlie-Routier-Capital-Murder-Case-500427111.html About Linda Carty: … Continue reading DYK (#4)Women on Texas Death Row
The youngest: George Stinney Jr, James Arcene, and Fortune Ferguson Jr. Continue reading DYK (#3) The Death Penalty: The Youngest
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