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

Spring Break video and the TDCAA blog

Although most of the spring break reviews by the Texas County and District Attorney’s Association’s (TDCAA) blog is negative, I found this comment by a prosecutor from Fort Worth named “Ray” interesting.He said: “On a more serious note, I am not at all concerned with young people engaged in any sort of political discussion. Having…read more

Support TSADP by purchasing a DVD

Buy a copy of The Exonerated through the link above, and support Texas Students Against the Death Penalty and Exonerated Inmates. TSADP will receive 50% of the purchase price!

email from TDPAM

A big hat’s off to Scott Cobb with the Texas Moratorium Network and Hooman and all the youth with the Texas Students Against the Death Penalty for their hard work this week. These young folks made an enthusiastic abolitionist statement yesterday in Huntsville outside the Walls Unit where the state of Texas murdered Tommie Hughes….read more

Students take stand against death penalty

Matt Pederson Staff Reporter Many college and high school students prefer to head somewhere tropical to spend their spring break, but a few came right here to Huntsville on Wednesday, and they came with a purpose. Students from all over the state, and a few from across the country, flocked to Huntsville to take part…read more

some press coverage:

http://www.diariosrumbo.com/rumbo/articulo.asp?idart=359508&idcat=3769 and http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=157430

It’s time for Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Taken from TMN Blog Texas Students Against the Death Penalty has done an execellent job preparing for this year’s Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, March 13-17 in Austin. This will be an invaluable hands-on, learning experience for students, who will plan and carry out various activities, including a protest in Huntsville. Students will gain valuable…read more

TSADP Grant and spring break

TSADP just received a $1000 grant from Center for American Progress to use for the Anti-Death Penalty Spring Break Alternative. During the spring break I am going to ask students to share their experiences with you in this blog. So please come back! We are renting a bus and making a trip to Huntsville on…read more

MtvU wants to turn Spring Breakers into action-makers

By Ashley RichardsThe University Star The typical college Spring Break has been painted in the minds of young people for more than a decade based on documentaries from MTV’s Cancun getaways. Venturing from that stereotype, mtvU, the network’s university-affiliated station, will be following students next week as they spend their break time in Austin at…read more

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