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

SEND IN A LITTLE HOLIDAY CHEER TO PRISONERS

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

Louis Castro Perez denied appeal by 5th Circuit Court

Justice for Louis Castro Perez! The 5th Circuit Court has released an opinion denying relief to innocent Texas death row prisoner Louis Castro Perez. Many folks will be familiar with the case through Louis’ sister, Delia Perez Meyer, who sits on the board of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Delia has been a…read more

Execution Watch: Suzanne Basso, Feb. 5

Suzanne Basso By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – Suzanne Basso is confined to a wheelchair. On Wednesday, Texas plans to kill her as one of six people convicted in the slaying of a man some 15 years ago. If the state follows through with its plan, Execution Watch will provide live coverage and commentary RADIO SHOW PREVIEW Unless…read more

Execution Wathc: Tamayo-Prevu

RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live: Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 6-7 PM Central Time KPFT FM Houston 90.1 HD3 and Online… http://executionwatch.org > Listen Updates and discussion on Facebook: Execution Watch TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE: EDGAR TAMAYO, A Mexican national convicted in the 1994 shooting death of a…read more

Execution Watch: Jerry Martin, December. 3

Jerry Martin By Execution WatchThe final execution of 2013 in Texas will take place Tuesday when Jerry Martin, a volunteer, is put to death.  Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage and analysis. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW EXECUTION WATCH Unless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast live: Tuesday, 3 December 2013, 6-7 PM Central Time KPFT FM…read more

Rest In Peace, Delbert L. Tibbs

“It really makes me believe the Great Spirit laid this trip on me so that I could bear witness of this terrible thing we call the deathpenalty in the U.S.” – Delbert Tibbs I Just found out that death-row survivor Delbert Tibbs passed away last night. I first met Delbert at the Fast and Vigil…read more

Execution Watch: Jamie McCoskey, Nov. 12

Jamie McCoskey HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Texas plans to execute a man Tuesday whose sentencing hearing included a presentation by a prosecution psychologist whose testing methods for developmental disability have since been debunked as unscientific. Execution Watch will air coverage of the state killing, plus a taped interview with the condemned, Jamie McCoskey. RADIO SHOW PREVIEW…read more

WCADP: Iran: The indiscriminate executions continue

World Coalition Against the Death Penalty 4 November 2013 Iran: The indiscriminate executions continue – The UN, EU and the International community must put the situation of the death penalty at the top of the agenda in their dialogue with Iran While the political climate between Iran and the international community has been improving since…read more

Monday: Kevin Cooper Before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Dear Friends and Fellow Abolitionists, This is a reminder that you won’t want to miss Kevin Cooper’s hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. This is an historic opportunity to present the issues of racism and injustices in Kevin’s case. For more background on the hearing, including powerful exhibits submitted to the IACHR, visit www.freekevincooper.org…read more

The Campaign to End the Death Penalty's 13th Annual Convention

Beyond the Walls: Fighting for Justice from the Inside Out! November 1-3 in Austin, Texas Register now at nodeathpenalty.org  The Campaign to End the Death Penalty is excited to announce our 13th Annual Convention “Beyond the walls: Fighting for justice from the inside out”. Download the full event program here. This year’s convention will once again…read more

Execution Watch: Michael Yowell, October 9

A manacled Michael Yowell is escorted to court By Execution WatchHUNTSVILLE, Texas – A man with a history of mental illness is slated to be executed Wednesday over the objections of his appellate lawyers, who say he wouldn’t have been convicted and sentenced to death if his trial attorneys had represented him properly. Michael Yowell…read more


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