Monthly Archives: January 31, 2007

TDCJ’s response to Rep. Jerry Madden about the Texas death-row conditions

These are the responses TDCJ sent to Representative Jerry Madden, chairman of the house Corrections Committee regarding the death-row conditions. Unsurprisingly they are useless and don’t add too much information. 1) Arts and crafts programs for death row inmates; In order to ensure maximum security, offenders assigned to Death Roware not provided access to craft…read more

Remember Tookie!

Picture taken by Katie FeyLocation: Berlin, Germany

Death Penalty Debate

Recent events around the death penalty — moratoriums in Florida, California, Maryland, and Ohio, as well as a panel’s suggestion that New Jersey abolish the practice — indicate a rupture in political support for the death sentence in the United States. The Austin Chapter of Campaign to End the Death Penalty and Young Conservatives of…read more

2007 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Cross-posted on Campus Progress. Looking for something to do during spring break this year? Here’s an idea: come to Austin, Texas for a week of activism and education against the death penalty as part of the 2007 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. The event is open to both high school and college students. Register now….read more

TSADP essay Contest

Nathan Hays of the Mansfield Timberview High School was winner of the Texas Students Against the Death Penalty’s 2006 essay contest. He was ranked 1st place by our judges. Deadline for entries is Feb 1st, 2007. The TSADP Essay Contest is open to all 11th and 12th grade Texas high school students. To participate, you…read more

The Death Penalty

Any who commit murder, a punishment should receive, But not the death penalty, for such is wrong, I believe. Either killing’s right or wrong, and clearly it isn’t right, Therefore, the death penalty, we all should dismiss outright. It’s plain hypocritical, and behaviour that’s askew, If we’re condemning killing, yet, are involved in killing too….read more

Quote of the week

According to the L.A. Times, Attorney General John Ashcroft wants to take “a harder stance” on the death penalty. What’s a harder stance on the death penalty? We’re already killing the guy? How do you take a harder stance on the death penalty? What, are you going to tickle him first? Give him itching powder?…read more