DYK(#7)Execution: You Can Volunteer for That?

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?

DYK (#4)Women on Texas Death Row

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

World Day Against the Death Penalty: Continue the Strikers’ Work & Demand Changes in TDCJ

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

World Day Against the Death Penalty: Saving Kwame Rockwell and Discussing Conditions in TDCJ(Updated)

(Update)Juan Segundo (#999520) was set to be executed on Wednesday October 10th. His execution has been stayed due to issues of low IQ that the courts will decide on at a later time. Kwame Rockwell, (#999570) who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia after his arrest, is set to be executed on October 24th, 2018. His lawyers are currently seeking a stay of execution due to his … Continue reading World Day Against the Death Penalty: Saving Kwame Rockwell and Discussing Conditions in TDCJ(Updated)

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

Need for clemency campaigns for three upcoming executions:

Texas has three executions scheduled for September, two which are back-to-back. Despite increasing scrutiny and lower levels of support than decades past, the killing machine is resistant to slowing down. Help us show Greg Abbott that we are done with state-sponsored murders! *Edit* Ruben Gutierrez has received a temporary stay from a federal judge, which appears it will not be lifted. Ruben Gutierrez, #999308, September … Continue reading Need for clemency campaigns for three upcoming executions:

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