Gayland Bradford By Elizabeth Ann SteinProducer, Execution Watch (HUNTSVILLE, Tex.) — Texas is preparing to put to death Gayland Bradford Wednesday in what is slated to be the first of four executions in Texas during June. Execution Watch will provide live radio coverage and analysis. Unless Bradford receives a last-minute stay, the program will air…read more
Media Advisory: Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Denies Exonerated Death Row Inmate Clarence Brandley Compensation for Ten Years of Wrongful Imprisonment on Texas Death Row
Media AdvisoryMay 17, 2011 Contacts: Hooman Hedayati Gloria Rubac Texas Comptroller Susan Combs Denies Clarence Brandley Compensation for Ten Years of Wrongful Imprisonment on Texas Death Row; Texas Continues Its Denial to Innocent Men A press conference will be held by Clarence Brandley and his supporters at 4:00 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at…read more
From Witness to Innocence:Exonerated Death Row Survivors Urge Georgia to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis Chairman James E. Donald Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SESuite 458, Balcony Level, East TowerAtlanta, GA 30334 Dear Chairperson Donald and Members of the Board: We, the undersigned, are alive today because some…read more
The following is last Friday’s NYT editorial in support of the death penalty abolition in Connecticut. As the country has increasingly turned against capital punishment as barbaric and horrifyingly prone to legal abuses, defenders are pointing to the emotional needs of the families of murder victims — “co-victims” to those who study crime — as…read more
Cary Kerr has maintained his innocence By Elizabeth Ann SteinProducer, Execution Watch Texas plans to put to death Cary Kerr Tuesday with a lethal-injection formula that would mark the first use of the barbiturate pentobarbital by the nation’s busiest executioners. Unless there is a stay, Execution Watch will broadcast coverage and commentary, beginning…read more
In full: Students help free a man 16 years after he’s sentenced to death. Richard Schlesinger reports. Read story. Click here to watch the full episode from 48 Hours Mystery about the case of Anthony Graves.
By HARVEY RICEHOUSTON CHRONICLE GALVESTON — To Anthony Graves, the loss of a $250 speaking fee seemed like the final indignity heaped upon him by the state of Texas. Graves spent 18 years behind bars, 12 of them on death row, for a crime that prosecutors now say he didn’t do. After he was freed…read more