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

Supporting Striking Prisoners and Human Rights for All

Today, August 21st, groups of prisoners nation-wide plan to go on coordinated strikes against prison slavery, inhumane conditions, denial of rights, denial of rehabilitation programs, and unfair sentencing. Read their demands below, or view original and more information at http://sawarimi.org/national-prison-strike “1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women. 2. An immediate end to … Continue reading Supporting Striking Prisoners and Human Rights for All

A Few Articles on Prison Abolition, Decarceration, and Prisoner Support

If you are at home this Saturday night (it’s too hot to go out, honestly) maybe you are looking for a few articles to read and a few ways to show support! We thought we would share a few links with you all tonight! What is Prison Abolition, anyway? Prison Abolitionists envision a world where isolating and warehousing human beings is no longer normal or … Continue reading A Few Articles on Prison Abolition, Decarceration, and Prisoner Support

Creativity and Abolitionist Organizing

Former Death Row prisoner Kenneth Foster Jr. wrote us about some topics that are on his mind when it comes to prisons, the death penalty, and organizing. We agree that the people we are up against can be very creative in their thinking about ways to harm and oppress others, and the same amount of creativity is needed to oppose them!   He wrote: “The … Continue reading Creativity and Abolitionist Organizing

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?