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Convicted of Crimes Committed by Another

Convicted of Crimes Committed by Another

Dear Supporters, The promise of the American legal system is that people will be held accountable for their own actions. In Texas, we fail to follow through on that promise.  Under Texas’s Law of the Parties, people are  spending decades prison—and have even been sentenced to death and executed—because they were convicted of crimes committed by other people. […]

Bringing a Human Perspective to the Game

Bringing a Human Perspective to the Game

Dear Supporters, As we enter the winter season and embark on this time of reflection and thanks-giving, I wanted to share a video about our team at Texas Defender Service. These are the people who dedicate their careers to saving lives and reuniting families here in Texas, the epicenter of mass incarceration on the planet. This year alone, our […]

Advocating for the Unseen and the Unheard

Advocating for the Unseen and the Unheard

Dear Supporters, At Texas Defender Service, we advocate for the humanity of the unseen and the unheard. Our team does this work with incredible grace, kindness, and dedication to those they serve. As exoneree Anthony Graves says of our team in the video below, “They are bringing a human perspective to the game.”  Will you give a […]

Our Powerful New Initiatives this Year

Our Powerful New Initiatives this Year

Dear Supporters, This past year has been an exciting one for us at TDS. We continued our advocacy for people facing society’s harshest punishment, the death penalty. And we expanded our impact to serve people facing excessive punishments beyond the death penalty here in Texas, Ground Zero for mass incarceration. Will you give a gift to […]

It Isn’t Too Late to Give to Our Light of Justice Campaign!

It Isn’t Too Late to Give to Our Light of Justice Campaign!

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for joining us at our Light of Justice Luncheon this year. It was an energizing and powerful celebration.   We want to particularly thank our generous sponsors and donors. Because of you, our event was our most successful yet, providing essential operating support to power our fight for justice […]