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Texas Death Row


Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Texas plans to execute Willie Tyrone Trottie on Wednesday for killing two people ...

Why Is America 50 Years Behind the Times When It Comes to the Death Penalty?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Crime
Matthew Chapman

When execution ended in my country, a shadow faded. Something grim and primitive was gone. There's still violence and murder in England, of course, but its citizens -- including children -- no longer have to be accomplices in the most premeditated of all killings.

After Death Row in Texas, I'm Fighting to End the Death Penalty

Kerry Max Cook | Posted 04.24.2014 | Impact
Kerry Max Cook

My name is Kerry Max Cook, but for two decades, I was known as "Cook, Execution number 600."

Pete Brook

Parting Words: The Visual Story Of Death Row Prisoners' Last Words | Pete Brook | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

In 2009, California-based photographer Amy Elkins began exchanging letters with several men on America's death rows for what became an extensive proje...

Macabre Milestone: Texas Set To Execute 500th Inmate

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 08.26.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out...

Texas Set To Execute 500th Inmate

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 08.25.2013 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jim Willett remembers the night of Dec. 6, 1982, when he was assigned to guard a mortuary van that had arrived at the death...

The Death Penalty Is Premeditated, Unconstitutional Murder

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime
Michael Shammas

The Supreme Court got it right in 1972. The death penalty does violate the Constitution, because it is cruel and unusual punishment. And here's why.

Texas Finally Agrees to DNA Testing for Condemned Man. What Took So Long?

David Protess | Posted 08.04.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

Since Oct. 9, 2001, when Henry "Hank" Skinner's lawyers filed their first motion for DNA testing, Texas lawmen have stood in the way, saying Skinner is guilty and his request is simply a stalling tactic. Turns out the lawmen were stalling.

Michael McLaughlin

Texas Executed An Innocent Man, Columbia University Team Says | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Crime

One of the strongest arguments against the death penalty is the frightening chance of executing an innocent person. Columbia University law professor ...

An Innocent Man on Death Row

Eva Paterson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Crime
Eva Paterson

Anthony Graves, father of three and an African American man with no violent past, was on death row in Texas for more than a decade. We talked with Anthony about his long fight for freedom and his work to replace the death penalty with life without parole.

Texas Death Row Inmate Granted Stay Of Execution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Hank Skinner Monday, who was scheduled to be executed Nov. 9. ...

Saki Knafo

Ending The Last Meal Tradition On Texas Death Row: A "Diversionary Issue"? | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.23.2011 | Crime

On Thursday, prison officials in Texas decided to end the practice of allowing condemned inmates to choose their last meal. The day before, Texas ...

Texas Ends Special Last Meals For Death-Row Inmates After 'Extensive' Food Request

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 11.22.2011 | Crime

MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HOUSTON (Associated Press) -- Texas inmates who are set to be executed will no longer get their choice of last me...

Rick Perry Executed an Innocent Man/ Save Troy Davis!

Katie Halper | Posted 11.15.2011 | Crime
Katie Halper

Rick Perry's record number of executions drew applause at last week's GOP debate. Among the 234 -- make that 235 as of today -- killed under Perry was Cameron Todd Willingham, who received the death penalty for killing his three daughters by arson.

Can The Death Penalty Deliver Justice Or Peace?

Michele Somerville | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

While I find it almost impossible to sympathize with Humberto Leal García Jr.'s suffering, I believe, as a person of faith, it is unjust and immoral for any state in the United States to put this killer to death.

Supreme Court To Decide If Texas Death Row Inmate Can Use New DNA Evidence In Defense

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a Texas death row inmate should have access to evidence for DNA testing that he says...

Andre Thomas, Texas Death Row Inmate, Pulls Out Eye, Eats it

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HOUSTON — A Texas death row inmate with a history of mental problems pulled out his only good eye and told authorities he ate it. Andre Thomas, ...