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


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

Execution Watch: Carroll Joe Parr, May 7, 2013

Carroll Joe Parr HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Carroll Joe Parr, whose childhood neglect and abuse were extreme even by death-row standards, is slated to be put to death Tuesday. His would be the 497th Texas execution in the modern death-penalty era. No other state comes close for volume. Second-place Virginia has executed 110. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW…read more

Execution Watch: Richard Cobb, April 25

Richard Cobb HUNTSVILLE – Texas is preparing to put to death Richard Cobb Thursday in what would be the state’s 496th execution of the modern death-penalty era. No other state has put more citizens to death. The closest, Virginia, has executed 110. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live:…read more

Execution Watch: Ronnie Paul Threadgill 4/16

Ronnie Paul Threadgill HUNTSVILLE – Texas is preparing to carry out its 495th execution of the modern era Tuesday, the date for Ronnie Paul Threadgill. The Lone Star State is fast approaching its 500th execution. No other state is even close. Since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, second-place Virginia has executed…read more

Execution Watch: Carl Henry Blue 2/21

Carl Henry Blue HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Prison workers are preparing for Thursday’s scheduled execution of Carl Henry Blue.  Barring a stay, his will be the 493rd execution during the modern era for Texas, where more than one-third of U.S. executions occur.  The radio program Execution Watch will carry coverage and commentary on the state killing,…read more

Ten reasons why Georgia should not execute Warren Hill

Georgia planes to carry out another egregious execution tonight….this time of a man diagnosed by several doctors of being “mentally retarded”, despite the US. Supreme Court’s ban on these types of executions. This Guardian articles explains the multiple issues in this case: Ten reasons why Georgia should not execute Warren Hill Since the Guardian first…read more

Kevin Cooper is Innocent on California’s Death Row!

By: Dan Sharber This is a review of Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, published in 2012 by Strategic Media Books. Kevin Cooper is an innocent man on death row in California. And if you have been around the anti-death penalty movement for any amount of…read more

Execution Watch: Kimberly McCarthy Jan. 29

Kimberly McCarthy faces execution Tuesday Tuesday is Jan. 29. It’s also the day Texas plans to execute KIMBERLY McCARTHY, a former crack addict who was sentenced to death for the 1997 slaying of an elderly woman during a home robbery near Dallas.   Unless a stay is issued, Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage of…read more

Execution Watch: Hernandez 11/14, Hughes 11/15

Ramon Hernandez                                        Preston Hughes HUNTSVILLE, Tex. — Texas has chosen the week before Thanksgiving to execute two men back-to-back. Execution Watch will provide coverage Wednesday if the state follows through with its plan to put Ramon Hernandez…read more