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October 31, 2012

When Governor Perry took office, he suggested that Texas justice 'can be better,' but 250 state killings later – including executions of teenage offenders, the mentally disabled and likely innocent...

Press Release
August 7, 2012

Amnesty International said today it is "highly disturbing" that the U.S. Supreme Court – ignoring its own decade-old ruling – refused to prevent the execution in Texas of Marvin Wilson, despite his...

Press Release
August 3, 2012

Amnesty International called on Texas to reverse “shameful” decision to execute man with IQ of 61.

Press Release
July 19, 2012

State has gone from "first to worst" in handling cases of mental disability and the death penalty.

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