BREAKING NEWS: Rodney Reed granted a stay of execution by CCA
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have just learned that the execution of Rodney Reed has been stayed for now, by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). The fight isn’t over until a new trial is granted, but this is great news!!

A Conversation with Sandra and Rodrick Reed.

Rodrick and Sandra Reed
By: Lily Hughes

Rodney Reed’s family has been at the forefront of a 17 year struggle to prove his innocence and win his freedom from Texas’ death row. Recently, Rodney’s mother Sandra, and brother Rodrick, sat down to talk with Lily Hughes about their disappointment in the courts, the need for DNA testing, and the pain of facing an execution date.


THERE'S A clemency process that's already started, and we hope that you will have an opportunity to meet with the new governor, Greg Abbott, or perhaps members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, to talk to them about why they should grant clemency. What you would say to the governor if you did get a chance to meet with him face to face? 

Don't Let Texas Execute an Innocent Man!

Justice for Rodney Reed!

Rodney supporters in recent MLK Day march in Austin.
By: Lily Hughes

ON HIS first full day in office, newly inaugurated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott oversaw his first execution: Arnold Prieto was put to death by the state of Texas on January 21. Just one week later, Texas went forward with the execution of Robert Ladd, a man with known intellectual disabilities. Another ten executions are scheduled in Texas before June of this year.

Abbott is an enthusiastic supporter of the death penalty, like his predecessors George W. Bush and Rick Perry. During Bush and Perry's combined 20-year tenure, 431 men and women were killed by lethal injection. This is despite the highly publicized scandals concerning the execution of people who were likely innocent, such as Cameron Todd Willingham, Ruben Cantu and Carlos DeLuna.

The Humane Death Penalty Charade

Charles Warner, left; Richard Glossip, right Credit Oklahoma Department of Corrections
By: NYT Editorial Board
New York Times
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When the United States at last abandons the abhorrent practice of capital punishment, the early years of the 21st century will stand out as a peculiar period during which otherwise reasonable people hotly debated how to kill other people while inflicting the least amount of constitutionally acceptable pain.

Texs Denies DNA Testing in Death Row Case of Rodney Reed

Credit: Jan Janner/American-Statesman
By: Jordan Smith
The Intercept
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Texas judge on Tuesday ruled that no additional DNA testing is warranted in the case of condemned inmate Rodney Reed, sentenced to die for the 1996 murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites.

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