Monthly Archives: September 20, 2007

HOW WE SAVED KENNETH FOSTER JR.

And How We CAN End the Death Penalty! Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: UT Campus, NOA 1.126 Street: Wichita and one block north of Dean Keaton City/Town: Austin, TX View Map This is an open house designed for interested people to meet the folks involved in the successful struggle to…read more

Happy Birthday Troy Davis!!!

A few weeks ago we started the first ever youtube campaign to save life of a death-row inmate. We asked everyone who has a webcam to record a statement and upload it to YouTube saying why Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles should stop the execution of Kenneth Foster…read more

Texas Journey Founders Tour October 18-28, 2007

Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing Founder’s SueZann Bosler, Sam Reese Sheppard, Marietta Jaeger Lane, George White and Bill Pelke are celebrating the Journey’s 10th anniversary with Texas Journey Founder’s Tour The Founder’s Tour follows the October 12-18 Texas Journey of Hope in Houston. The Tour will travel from Houston, to San Antonio, to Austin…read more

Personal words by Tony Medina

Hello, In a matter of a few weeks, I will have been trapped on death row for 12 years. TWELVE YEARS! I never even imagined I would be alive this long. Ofcourse, I never thought I would live past the age of 21… and in a way I didn`t. Maybe I better start over. My…read more

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled in favor of two death-row inmates. The court overturned a conviction and threw out a death sentence. Judge Sharon Keller wrote the dissent in these two cases again. According to Houston Chronicle, The court said John Allen Rubio’s conviction and death sentence four years agowere improper because statements…read more

Polunsky Unit Correspondence

Official Bulletin: The Texas Board of Criminal Justice approved the revisions to BoardPolicy 03.91, Uniform Offender Correspondence Rules on July 13, 2007.The revised definition of stationery is white, undecorated paper, notto exceed the size of 8 1/2″ X 11″, or unstamped white envelopes,including carbon paper and white envelopes with the offender’scommitment name and TDCJ number…read more

Polunsky mail room will no longer accept correspondence on colored paper

DRIVE received this message regarding the news that the Polunsky mail room will no longer accept correspondence on colored paper. I’d love to know the rationale behind this brilliant rule. All: We, on the outside, who use colored paper to write our letters risk having the letters rejected. They will not be delivered after October…read more

Update on Mumia’s Pending Appeal

Dear Friends: We continue to await a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Philadelphia, concerning my client, Mumia Abu-Jamal. This complex case was orally argued before a three-judge panel on May 17, 2007, following extensive litigation which included voluminous briefing and motions. In my experience of successfully defending a large…read more

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