Wednesday, August 27, 2008

13 Scheduled Executions in Texas; 7 More in Other States

Of the 20 currently scheduled executions in the United States, 13 of them are in Texas. Isn't it about time the people who make decisions on funding state-level anti-death penalty efforts send some funding to Texas. We have teamed up with other anti-death penalty groups in Texas to submit an application to the Tides Foundation Death Penalty Mobilization Fund's State Strategies program. We submitted the application on Aug 15, in the midst of the campaign to Save Jeff Wood. We hope they decide to fund Texas. In 2006, we applied but they refused to fund us that year, instead sending $70,000 to Iowa and Wisconsin, two states that don't even have the death penalty.

Gregory Wright Sept 9
Greg Wright's Website
TDCJ Info on Gregory Wright

Charles Hood Sept 10
TDCJ Info on Charles Hood
Judge and Prosecutor in Hood's Trial Were Having an Affair

William Murray Sept 17
TDCJ Info on William Murray

Joseph Ries Sept 18
TDCJ Info on Joseph Ries

Kevin Watts Oct 16
TDCJ Info on Kevin Watts

Eric Nenno Oct 28
TDCJ Info on Eric Nenno

Elkie Taylor November 6
TDCJ Info on Elkie Taylor

Rogelio Cannady Nov 6
TDCJ Info on Rogelio Cannady

George Whitaker III Nov 12
TDCJ Info on George Whitaker III

Denard Manns Nov 13
TDCJ Info on Denard Manns

Eric Cathey Nov 18
TDCJ Info on Eric Cathey

Robert Hudson Nov 20
TDCJ Info on Robert Hudson

Reginald Perkins Jan 22, 2009
TDCJ Info on Reginald Perkins

Fall 2006 State Strategies Grant Recipients

Grantee Grant Amount
Wisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty $50,000
Iowans Against the Death Penalty $20,000
Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty $20,000
Maryland Citizens Against State Executions $2,500
Death Penalty Focus $45,000
Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty $45,000
TOTAL: $182,500

Total for Texas = zero (Great job, national leaders)

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