A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed


By: Hamilton Nolan
Gawker
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper is scheduled to be put to death on March 19. He has written us a letter that, he acknowledges, "could be my final statement on earth." It is well worth your time.


Rodney Reed’s Appeal Denied, but the Fight Continues


Credit: KXAN
Sandra Reed speaks out for her son.
By: Matt Korn

Yet again, the State of Texas is coming close to executing an innocent man. Rodney Reed, who has been on Texas’ death row since 1998, was denied an appeal to the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in January, clearing the way for the courts to issue a death warrant. Reed was convicted in Bastrop, TX of the rape and murder of Stacey Stites, the fiancée of Jimmy Fennell Jr., a police officer in nearby Giddings, TX.


Justice for Louis Castro Perez!


By: Lily Hughes
Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Monday, March 17, 2014

The 5th Circuit Court has released an opinion denying relief to innocent Texas death row prisoner Louis Castro Perez. Many folks will be familiar with the case through Louis' sister, Delia Perez Meyer, who sits on the board of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty.


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