A psychologist explains how myths and biases can prompt false allegations—and irreversible mistakes, especially in cases involving trauma victims like Melissa Lucio.
After 45 years, Texas’ longest-serving death row inmate was resentenced last week due to a long history of severe mental illness. But state lawmakers this session again declined to ban the death penalty for people like him.
In his new book, journalist Maurice Chammah ties Texas' embrace of capital punishment to the state's frontier mythos.
A last-minute court intervention relieved political pressure on the Texas governor, who was ultimately able to keep his capital punishment bona fides intact.
After passing the House, HB 1139, meant to reform how Texas decides whether a defendant is too intellectually disabled to execute, was significantly softened in Senate committee.
Texas’ highest criminal court turned Elsa Alcala into one of the state’s most prominent death penalty critics.
Texas Innocence Network founder David Dow’s first foray into fiction explores the trauma of a wrongful conviction.
Mark Gonzalez wants a jury to help him decide whether Nueces County should keep sending people to death row.
New revelations about the source of Texas’ execution drugs underscore the risks of capital punishment shrouded in secrecy.
Prosecutors have agreed to spare Bobby Moore’s life due to his intellectual disability. Texas’ highest criminal court and top legal official want to kill him anyway.