We are Texas Students Against the Death Penalty – Join us!

Texas Students Against the Death Penalty (TSADP) works to end the death penalty through campaigns of public education and the promotion of youth activism. Texas Students Against the Death Penalty (TSADP) is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization formed in 2005 with the primary goal of mobilizing state-wide support for a moratorium on executions and abolition of…read more

16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

News Coverage of 16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, October 24, 2015. Alfred Dewayne Brown, newly exonerated from Texas death row in June 2015, speaks at the Texas Capitol.  

Rally for Bernardo Tercero

July 9, 2015 PRESS ADVISORY Contact: Gloria Rubac  713-503-2633 Friends and Supporters of Death Row Prisoner Bernardo Tercero to Rally Outside of Nicaraguan Consulate; Will Urge the Consul General to Increase Efforts to Stop Tercero’s August 26 Execution Friends and supporters of Nicaraguan citizen Bernardo Tercero will rally outside of the Nicaraguan consulate today at…read more

Judicial vacancies slow judicial system

Perhaps no one can appreciate the importance of quick access to our federal courts more than death-row inmate Max Soffar. By the time the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on his habeas petition in support of his claim of innocence, he might have already died of liver cancer. The fact that the Fifth Circuit,…read more

Help Texas Death Row Survivor Alfred Dewayne Brown

After more than ten years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit, Alfred Dewayne Brown walked free and into the loving arms of his family and friends on June 8, 2015. “I went in an innocent man and I came out an innocent man,” said Brown. Now, he needs your help…read more

Historic Texas Senate Bill Filed to Abolish Death Penalty in Texas

  Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr has filed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Texas. This is the first time a state senator has ever filed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Texas. It happened because organizations in Texas held the Statewide Texas Lobby Day to Abolish the Death Penalty on March 3 and…read more

A Conversation with Sandra and Rodrick Reed

Rodney Reed’s family has been at the forefront of a 17 year struggle to prove his innocence and win his freedom from Texas’ death row. Recently, Rodney’s mother Sandra, and brother Rodrick, sat down to talk with Lily Hughes about their disappointment in the courts, the need for DNA testing, and the pain of facing…read more

Arnold Prieto

Arnold Prieto, 41, is scheduled today to be the first person executed under Governor Greg Abbott. Arnold is a frequent contributor to the blog minutesbeforesix.blogspot.com, where you can learn about him in his own words. He is deserving of a commutation to life in prison, so call Gov Abbott and urge him to stop today’s…read more

SEND IN A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER TO PRISONERS

As you are filling out your holiday cards this winter, please remember the men and women who will spend the holiday season behind bars. Opening a holiday card and receiving greetings and words of encouragement from you could really mean a lot to someone who has to spend the holidays away from his or her family….read more

Darby Tillis, Exonerated Death Row Survivor from Illinois Dies at 71

Darby Tillis, a death-row survivor who spent more than nine years incarcerated in Illinois, including four years on death-row, passed away at the age of seventy one. Darby was living in an old limousine in the streets of Chicago. Severely wounded by his experience on death-row, he traveled around the country telling the story of…read more

Did this man die…for this man’s crime?

On Dec 7, 1989, Carlos De Luna was executed in Texas for a murder in Corpus Christi. But a Chicago Tribune investigation has uncovered evidence he was not the killer: According to NBC Nightline there were no finger prints or any physical evidence at thecrime scene and Carlos DeLuna was executed based on a false…read more

Important news likely to break over the weekend by Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune is planning to break a big story about an execution (innocence?) in Texas over the weekend. We don’t know the details yet. This news story is likely to increase the criticism of the death penalty system in Texas and will give us more reason to ask for an end to the death penalty…read more

Good news from SCOTUS!

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court made it easier Monday for death row inmates to contest the lethal injections used across the country for executions and to get DNA evidence before judges in a pair of rulings that hinted at fresh caution on capital punishment. The decisions, both written by moderate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, ease…read more

2006 Texas Democratic Party Convention in Fort Worth

The Texas Democratic Party passed a resolution calling for the Moratorium on Executions during the 2006 TDP Convention. They also approved a platform that calls for a moratorium on executions and the establishment of a statewide Office of Public Defenders for Capital Cases. The resolution and platform was drafted by TMN’s Scott Cobb, who was…read more

Death Penalty – MistakeAn anti-capital punishment commercial showing the details of one man’s case.

2006 Anti Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break Video at the Capitol

Renny Cushing: Renny Cushing is the founder and Executive Director of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights. His father’s murder in … all » 1988 has shaped his work as an advocate for crime victims and as an opponent of capital punishment. Audrey Lamm: Audry is a senior at the University of Oregon. When Audrey…read more

The D.R.I.V.E. Movement: Resources for Education and Action

The D.R.I.V.E. Movement: Resources for Education and Action Prepared by the Austin Campaign to End the Death Penalty Introduction What follows is a discussion of facts and strategy associated with the horrific conditions on Texas’ death row at the Polunksy Unit in Livingston. The men warehoused at this unit, aside from being sentenced to death…read more

Funny quote from Justice For All!

“If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to…read more

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