A State Senator we wrote asking to file a bill to abolish the death penalty has filed a bill to abolish the death penalty. So, we have a senate sponsor of the bill to abolish the death penalty! You can read SB 516 by Senator Sarah Eckhardt of Austin here: Thank you, Senator Eckhardt! We…read more
Rep Harold Dutton of Houston has filed a bill for the 2023 Texas regular legislative session to abolish the death penalty in Texas (HB 918). He has also filed a separate bill, HB 929, that would ban executions for people convicted under the law of parties, such as in the case of Jeff Wood.
The 23rd Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty is at 2 pm on October 22 in Austin. Sara Hickman has accepted an invitation to perform at the event. She was invited by Terri Been, the sister of Jeff Wood. Jeff is on death row under the Law of Parties for a murder he did…read more
The 23rd Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held in Austin, Texas on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2pm at the Texas Capitol.
Scheduled Executions Scheduled Execution Link Last Name First Name TDCJ Number Date of Birth Race Date Received County 03/08/2022 Inmate Information Gonzales Michael 999174 09/01/1973 H 12/11/1995 Ector 04/21/2022 Inmate Information Buntion Carl 000993 03/30/1940 W 03/06/1991 Harris 04/27/2022 Inmate Information Lucio Melissa 999537 07/18/1968 H 08/12/2008 Cameron 07/13/2022 Inmate Information Gonzales Ramiro 999513 11/05/1982…read more
The Law of Parties death penalty reform bill HB 1340 by Rep Jeff Leach, Rep Harold Dutton and 8 other co-authors and that passed the House on an overwhelming vote has been referred to the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence. It must still have a hearing in the committee, then pass the committee, and go to…read more
The bill by Representative Jeff Leach would prohibit the imposition of the death penalty in law of parties cases in which the person charged under the law of parties did not kill anyone or intend anyone to be killed. It passed the full House on second reading 139-4. It passed on third reading the next…read more
Texas State Rep Jeff Leach, a Republican, in this video makes a persuasive argument for his bill to end the death penalty in law of parties cases at the hearing of the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence on April 6, 2021. He also made it clear that it is his legislative intent that the…read more
The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence will hold a hearing on Tuesday April 6, 2021 to consider bills filed by State Rep Harold Dutton and another filed by State Rep Jeff Leach that would prohibit death sentences under the law of parties. People can attend the hearing which is set to start at 1PM in…read more
If you would like to donate to the annual march, you can do so here. The 22nd Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held in Austin, Texas on October 30, 2021 at 2 PM. After an online march last year because of the pandemic, we expect to be able to hold an…read more