A state commission has voted to recommend abolishing the death penalty in Maryland. The Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment voted 13-7 to make the recommendation in its report to lawmakers and the governor next month. The vote came after the failure of a proposed amendment to keep the death penalty for people who kill correctional…read more
Gloria Rubac of the The Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement informs us by email that visits will resume on Wednesday at Polunsky. From Gloria: The lockdown ends on Wednesday. Just called again to clarify and was told that visits start Wednesday. Of course, on Wednesday it is press day so visits are only in the…read more
The Abolition Movement spent the majority of our meeting on November 5 discussing the current situation at the Polunsky Unit. The consensus was that anything and everything should be tried until this lockdown ends, visits are restored, shakedowns are ended and life returns to what TDCJ considers normal. We all know that “normal” conditions are…read more
Last Thursday, while Ralph Nader, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin were debating in Cleveland, Cynthia McKinney was acting as witness to the execution of another innocent man in Texas – Gregory Wright, who was killed by Texas authorities at Huntsville Unit, Texas State Penitentiary, Jacksonville, Texas.
On Friday, 24 exonerated ex-death row prisoners from across the country held a news conference to call for the establishment of a statewide commission on wrongful convictions while a moratorium is imposed on executions in Texas. They spent a combined total of nearly 200 years on death row for crimes they did not commit. They…read more
Click here to join the “Abolish the Death Penalty Project” on Amazee.com and help us win the membership contest. We could win up to $5,000 to use against the death penalty. The project with the most members by Jan 22 wins. We plan to use one-half of any prize money we win to help needy…read more