Monthly Archives: August 29, 2011

Steven Woods

On September 13 2011, Steven Woods (31) is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection by the state of Texas after being wrongfully convicted and confined 24 hours a day for the past 9 years of his life. Woods maintained his innocence since he was arrested, and he swears that he will keep doing so…read more

In Unique Move, Charlie Baird Asks Voters What They Think

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 18, 2011 CONTACT: Charlie Baird Campaign,Press In Unique Move, Charlie Baird Asks Voters What They Think Says Citizens’ Opinions Should Matter To Politicians AUSTIN—A month after launching an exploratory committee to consider a run for Travis County District Attorney, former state district judge Charlie Baird’s campaign has taken an unusual step…read more

Texas AG and the TFSC

The following are recent editorials and columns about the Texas Attorney General’s ruling related to the Texas Forensic Science Commission. San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board: Gov. Rick Perry and his surrogates on the Texas Forensic Science Commission have done their best to stymie an investigation of the evidence that sent Cameron Todd Willingham to death…read more

Execution Watch: Martin Robles

Martin Robles By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch Texas plans to put to death Martin Robles Wednesday for a double homicide in Corpus Christi. Execution Watch will be there. RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEWEXECUTION WATCHUnless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast on …Aug. 10, 2011, 6-7 PM CTHouston: KPFT 90.1 FMWorldwide: > ListenJoin the Execution Watch discussion…read more

Texas Witness to Innocence Freedom Ride

Exonerated Death Row survivors from seven states will be taking their powerful message against the death penalty across Texas from October 12th through 19th. They will also be rallying support for the 12th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty in Austin, TX on October 22. Witness to Innocence is the nation’s only organization composed…read more

Caller Times: New limit on state forensics panel is a justice setback

The following is Corpus Christi Caller Times’ editorial about the Texas Forensic Science Commission: CORPUS CHRISTI — Even the most ardent supporters of the death penalty want to be sure that the condemned deserve their sentence. If a conviction can be proved wrongful, it should be — not just to prevent a pending execution, but…read more

Missouri: Former death row inmate ordered freed

Former death row inmate ordered freed Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty decries resources spent on capital punishment Kansas City, MO, August 3, 2011—Following the Missouri Supreme Court ruling ordering a prison inmate once facing execution to be set free, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty decries the resources spent on capital punishment…read more

The Justin Wolfe Case: We Await His Full Exoneration

July 18, 2011 By Ron Keine It’s been 10 long years. Justin Wolfe’s mother, Terri Steinberg, is living proof that persistence and determination pay off. I hope other mothers and family members of those wrongfully convi c ted take note of her triumph in doggedly pursuing justice for Justin. She is living proof that there…read more