We are Students Against the Death Penalty – Join us!

Students Against the Death Penalty (SADP) works to end the death penalty through campaigns of public education and the promotion of youth activism. Join our page on Facebook! Students Against the Death Penalty (SADP) is an all-volunteer, grassroots organization formed in 2006 with the primary goal of mobilizing national support for abolition of the death…read more

16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty

News Coverage of 16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, October 24, 2015. Alfred Dewayne Brown, newly exonerated from Texas death row in June 2015, speaks at the Texas Capitol.  

Rally for Bernardo Tercero

July 9, 2015 PRESS ADVISORY Contact: Gloria Rubac  713-503-2633 Friends and Supporters of Death Row Prisoner Bernardo Tercero to Rally Outside of Nicaraguan Consulate; Will Urge the Consul General to Increase Efforts to Stop Tercero’s August 26 Execution Friends and supporters of Nicaraguan citizen Bernardo Tercero will rally outside of the Nicaraguan consulate today at…read more

Judicial vacancies slow judicial system

Perhaps no one can appreciate the importance of quick access to our federal courts more than death-row inmate Max Soffar. By the time the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules on his habeas petition in support of his claim of innocence, he might have already died of liver cancer. The fact that the Fifth Circuit,…read more

Help Texas Death Row Survivor Alfred Dewayne Brown

After more than ten years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit, Alfred Dewayne Brown walked free and into the loving arms of his family and friends on June 8, 2015. “I went in an innocent man and I came out an innocent man,” said Brown. Now, he needs your help…read more

Historic Texas Senate Bill Filed to Abolish Death Penalty in Texas

  Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr has filed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Texas. This is the first time a state senator has ever filed legislation to abolish the death penalty in Texas. It happened because organizations in Texas held the Statewide Texas Lobby Day to Abolish the Death Penalty on March 3 and…read more

A Conversation with Sandra and Rodrick Reed

Rodney Reed’s family has been at the forefront of a 17 year struggle to prove his innocence and win his freedom from Texas’ death row. Recently, Rodney’s mother Sandra, and brother Rodrick, sat down to talk with Lily Hughes about their disappointment in the courts, the need for DNA testing, and the pain of facing…read more

Arnold Prieto

Arnold Prieto, 41, is scheduled today to be the first person executed under Governor Greg Abbott. Arnold is a frequent contributor to the blog minutesbeforesix.blogspot.com, where you can learn about him in his own words. He is deserving of a commutation to life in prison, so call Gov Abbott and urge him to stop today’s…read more


As you are filling out your holiday cards this winter, please remember the men and women who will spend the holiday season behind bars. Opening a holiday card and receiving greetings and words of encouragement from you could really mean a lot to someone who has to spend the holidays away from his or her family….read more

Darby Tillis, Exonerated Death Row Survivor from Illinois Dies at 71

Darby Tillis, a death-row survivor who spent more than nine years incarcerated in Illinois, including four years on death-row, passed away at the age of seventy one. Darby was living in an old limousine in the streets of Chicago. Severely wounded by his experience on death-row, he traveled around the country telling the story of…read more

The execution date of Hasan Shakur aka Derrick Frazier

MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Knut Erik Paulli Phone: 011 474 819 792 Email: hrctexas@hotmail.com Or Debbie Harris Email: dfrazier4045@hotmail.com Phone: 778 229 6782 What: The execution date of Hasan Shakur aka Derrick Frazier When: Thursday April 27, 2006 Where: Huntsville, Texas How: Lethal Injection The state of Texas wants to execute Mr. Frazier…read more

Cindy Sheehan signs TSADP's Abolition Petition

Cindy Sheehan and other antiwar activists including former Iraq war veterans, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia and State Representative Burnman (Fort Worth) signed TSADP’s Abolition petition during the forum on Iraq War at the University of Texas in Austin.

Democracy in Action!

Thanks to all of TSADP members that emailed Kraft foods about the A1 Sauce commercial. In the commercial Kraft used someone who switched his prisoner number with someone on death row in order to get to eat a steak with A1 sauce. Here is the email I received from them today:

mtvU Spring break 2006

Here is the short version of the mtvU’s Spring Break Video. They are also working on a 15 minute video that should up soon. Click the photo to watch MTV’s Video of Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break You can also watch video of the bus trip to Huntsville at the google Videos.

Texas Public Radio interview with spring break student Audrey Lamm

Texas Public Radio interviewed Audrey Lamm when she was here for spring break. They did the interview by cell phone while she was standing outside the prison in Huntsville protesting an execution on March 15. The interview was aired on the same radio stations that carry NPR in Texas. Here is the link:www.tpr.org/programs/texasmatters.html Click on…read more

CEDP-Austin: update about Rodney Reed

Coverage in the local media for the first day of Rodney’s hearing waspretty decent. Check the links below to find out more.RODNEY STILL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT. We need to make all the noise we canto mkae sure Rodney gets justice. COME TO THE MARCH TOMORROW!More information at http://www.cedpaustin.blogspot.com.KEYE 42 — With videoDeath Row Inmate From…read more

Spring Break video and the TDCAA blog

Although most of the spring break reviews by the Texas County and District Attorney’s Association’s (TDCAA) blog is negative, I found this comment by a prosecutor from Fort Worth named “Ray” interesting.He said: “On a more serious note, I am not at all concerned with young people engaged in any sort of political discussion. Having…read more

Support TSADP by purchasing a DVD

Buy a copy of The Exonerated through the link above, and support Texas Students Against the Death Penalty and Exonerated Inmates. TSADP will receive 50% of the purchase price!

email from TDPAM

A big hat’s off to Scott Cobb with the Texas Moratorium Network and Hooman and all the youth with the Texas Students Against the Death Penalty for their hard work this week. These young folks made an enthusiastic abolitionist statement yesterday in Huntsville outside the Walls Unit where the state of Texas murdered Tommie Hughes….read more