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

EXECUTION WATCH NAMES TOP 10 DEATH PENALTY STORIES OF 2011

The most significant death-penalty stories of 2011 have been named by Execution Watch, a news program on Pacifica Radio Network’s KPFT FM 90.1 that broadcasts and streams live whenever Texas puts a prisoner to death: 1.      Troy Davis is executed in Georgia despite lingering doubts about his guilt. The rush to execution was not as…read more

Last chance to donate to WTI in 2011

Dear Friend: This year, Witness to Innocence should have welcomed Troy Davis into our organization as the country’s newest death row exoneree.  But instead, the state of Georgia executed him for murder, despite strong evidence of his innocence. 2011 has been a year both of deep tragedy and great promise for the anti-death penalty movement. …read more

Latest News by Justice4Hank

December 28, 2011 While we wait… We made it past November 9, 2011 and thanks to you ALL we feel stronger. Your support, individual and collective, gives us the energy to overcome this horrible roller coaster, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of…read more

Execution Watch: Guadalupe Esparza, 11/16

By Elizabeth SteinProducer, Execution Watch Texas plans to carry out its 13th execution of 2011 Wednesday by putting to death Guadalupe Esparza of San Antonio. Barring a stay, Execution Watch will broadcast details live on KPFT 90.1 HD-3, streaming at http://executionwatch.org. RADIO PROGRAM PREVIEWEXECUTION WATCHUnless a stay is issued, we’ll broadcast on …Wednesday, Nov. 16,…read more

CEDP National Convention in Austin, TX

The Prison System is the New Jim Crow The CEDP”s 11th Annual Convention November 11-13 At Ventana Del Soul 1834 East Oltorf, Austin, Texas Register at: http://nodeathpenalty.org/2011-national-convention-registration This November, the Campaign to End the Death Penalty is headed straight to the belly of the beast—Texas—for a weekend of struggle and organizing! The murder of Troy Davis…read more