Monthly Archives: April 12, 2010

2010 Death Penalty Expansion Bills Defeated in Maryland

Say thanks to legislators who voted against 2010 expansion bills! Momentum against the death penalty continued into the 2010 legislative session as ALL bills to expand Maryland’s law were rejected in committees in both houses by wide margins. Two House bills and one Senate bill were voted down on March 18 and 19, respectively.  Indicative…read more

The Lamron: Student attends Anti-Death Penalty conference in Texas

Below is an article in The Lamron, the student newspaper of SUNY-Geneseo, written by Colleen Farrell, one of the students who attended the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break organized by Students Against the Death Penalty and Texas Moratorium Network. Colleen is the student who introduced the six death row exonerees who spoke at the…read more

Houston Chronicle: Texas in Sleazy Clique that Continues Using Death Penalty

The Houston Chronicle editorial board has been critical of the death penalty before and has published editorials that seemed to be moving the position of the paper closer to supporting abolishing the death penalty, but they still have not yet came out clearly for ending the death penalty. Today’s editorial is another one in which…read more

Report from 2010 Lobby Day During Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Texas House Speaker’s Committee Room By Hooman Hedayati As part of the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty Lobby Day on March 18, I and several students participating in the Anti Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break visited several offices of Texas legislators at the capitol in Austin with information on Hank Skinner. We asked legislators to write clemency letters…read more

SXSW Short: Death's Chaplain

As minister to 95 death row inmates in a Texas penitentiary, Carroll Pickett watched as Billy Wayne White helped with his own execution.Death’s Chaplain, Featured at the 2010 SXSW Film and Music Festival. Director Steve Jame. At the Death House Door and Within These Walls: Memoirs of a Death House Chaplain