Monthly Archives: July 18, 2009

Countdown to USA's 1000th Execution by Lethal Injection

Pending U.S. Executions (as of 7/17/09) July 21 Marvallous Keene Ohio 1000 23 Roderick Newton Texas 1001 August 7 Kenneth Baumruk Missouri 1002 18 Jason Getsy Ohio 1003 20 David Wood Texas 1004 September 15 Romell Broom Ohio 1005 16 Stephen Moody Texas 1006 22 Christopher Coleman Texas 1007 24 Kenneth Mosley Texas 1008 30…read more

Press Release: Reginald Blanton

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:CAMPAIGN TO END THE DEATH PENALTYLily Hughes (512) 482-0642 or Laura Brady (512) 638-0403 Friday, July 17th: Austin’s chapter of the Campaign to END the Death Penalty condemns the execution date recently given to Texas Death Row prisoner Reginald Blanton. Blanton was delivered an execution date for Tuesday, October 27th 2009 by…read more

Tonight: Troy's case on BET

Watch 106 & Park BET Show from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and NAACP members will highlight the Troy Davis Case.

Judge Sotomayor on the Death Penalty

From NYT’s The Caucus blog: Putting on the Greens | 12:10 p.m. Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, lamented many decisions made by the Supreme Court over time that he said went well beyond the jurisdiction of the court. It has micro-managed the death penalty, he said, “relied on international law that the people have…read more

"Inside Death Row," Nat'l Geographic Channel, Sunday at 8pm

On Sunday, July 12, at 8pm (Tonight), the National Geographic Channel is airing a program they filmed in Huntsville and Livingston, Texas last winter. It is on a show called EXPLORER and the show is titled “Inside Death Row.” We believe the three men featured in the program are Willie Pondexter, Johnny Ray Johnson, and…read more

What to the Prisoner is Your Fourth of July?

In this video, Danny Glover recites Frederick Douglass’ speech on the 4th of July in 1852 titled “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?“ A few years ago, death-row prisoner Howard Guidry wrote a commentary on this subject entitled “What to the Prisoner is Your Fourth of July?” that was widely disseminated. His…read more