Outrageously, the State of Texas just set a December 3, 2014 execution date for Scott Panetti. Panetti, who has suffered from severe mental illness for more than 30 years, has a fixed delusion that Satan, working through the state, is trying to kill him for preaching the Gospel. Read background information on his case and watch “Executing the Insane: The Case of Scott Panetti,” which includes heartbreaking interviews with several members of his family.
We will provide updates on this case as they become available. Please contact TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houlé at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-441-1808 for more information.
Support clemency for Max Soffar
Imagine spending 34 years in prison – most of them on death row in Texas – for a crime you didn’t commit. Now imagine being told by doctors that in a matter of months, maybe weeks, you will die of liver cancer. That’s the situation facing Max Soffar, who will die behind bars before any court can exonerate him. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recently denied his petition for clemency, citing the absence of an execution date. Read more from Barry Scheck, Co-Director of the Innocence Project, and join him and Sister Helen Prejean in calling on Governor Rick Perry to grant clemency to Max so that he can die at home. Sign this change.org petition!
TCADP 2015 Annual Conference
Registration for the TCADP 2015 Annual Conference – Death Penalty Fault Lines: A Seismic Shift in Ground – is now open! The conference will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas.
In case you missed it
Gallup Poll finds decreasing support for death penalty among Republicans
Pope Francis condemns the death penalty
For more information, go to the TCADP web site.