[Amnesty International] Article about how death penalty is applied in Texas, focusing on race, poverty, juveniles, mentally ill or retarded, prosecutorial misconduct, the lack of competent legal representation, the misuse of psychiatric evaluation, appeals courts, clemency process, and conditions on death row. Includes case studies for each major argument.
By Suzanne Donovan. [Mother Jones] Article about life on Death Row in Texas.
Includes a list of death row inmates, gender and racial statistics including executions per year, a list of scheduled and completed executions, a list of inmates no longer on death row, and final meal requests and the media witness list for each inmate.
By Ned Walpin. [PBS, Frontline] Explains the legal and cultural reasons for why Texas executes far more people than any other state and does so at a far higher rate than any other state.
Founded by Texas Death Row prisoners to educate the public about the death penalty and alternatives, and to support victims' and prisoners' families. Includes prisoner writings and crafts, penpal information, and mailing list.
Organization of family members of victims of both homicide and state killings who oppose the death penalty in all cases. Includes victim stories, events, and victim resources.
Inclusive organization composed of human rights activists, death row prisoners and their families, crime victims and their families, persons working within the criminal justice system, persons opposed to capital punishment on religious and moral grounds, and other concerned citizens. Includes membership form, facts and figures, current news, and events.
Grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations working to establish a temporary moratorium on executions. Includes newsletters, events, legislative updates, and a news forum.
Non-profit law firm representing death row inmates, tracking the status of death penalty cases, and recruiting private law firms to represent inmates. Includes a directory of expert witnesses, donation information, and staff profiles.
A site devoted to declaring the innocence of Paul Colella, who is on death row in a Texas prison.