Monthly Archives: October 23, 2009

Panel Discussion Tonight: What's It Like to Be Innocent on Death Row?

Tonight, October 23, 7:00 PMUT campus, Texas Union building, Sinclair Suite (room 3.128) Speakers: Shujaa Graham was exonerated in 1981 from California’s death row. As a prisoner at San Quentin in the 70’s Shujaa was active in the Black Prison movement and in the Black Panther Party. After being framed for jailhouse murder, Shujaa was…read more

DPIC Releases New Report on Costs of the Death Penalty and Police Chiefs' Views

The Death Penalty Information Center has released its latest report, “Smart on Crime: Reconsidering the Death Penalty in a Time of Economic Crisis.” The report combines an analysis of the costs of the death penalty with a newly released national poll of police chiefs who put capital punishment at the bottom of their law enforcement…read more

Message to 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty Participants from Bill Pelke, President of Journey of Hope … From Violence to Healing

Congratulations to all participants in the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. Thank you for your stand on this human rights abuse. I wish I could be there today but family circumstances prevent it. I have had the pleasure of participating in several other marches in the past. The Journey of Hope…from Violence…read more

The Daily Texan: March Against the Death Penalty

The following is Hooman Hedayati’s column in today’s The Daily Texan about the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty. Would you oppose the death penalty if it were proven that Texas has executed an innocent man? If so, remember this name: Cameron Todd Willingham. He was innocent and Texas executed him. There are…read more

Capital Defense Weekly for the weeks since September 21, 2009

The following is Capital Defense Weekly ‘s email announcement for the weeks since September 21, 2009. This edition leads off with developments in Ohio. A Sixth Circuit panel stayed the upcoming execution of Lawrence Reynold due to concerns about a repeat of Mr. Broom’s botched execution. Governor Strickland then stayed all imminent executions in light…read more