Category: TDS News

Grasping at Grace on Death Row

Grasping at Grace on Death Row

Dear Supporters, So many of you raised your voices to help us halt Ramiro Gonzales’s execution earlier this year. That’s why I wanted to make sure you saw this beautiful article in the New York Times about Ramiro from December 9, 2022. As physician Rachael Bedard writes, “We all are worthy of living, and even though the state […]

Thank You to Everyone Who Supported our Light of Justice Luncheon!

Thank You to Everyone Who Supported our Light of Justice Luncheon!

Dear Supporters, Thank you to everyone who joined us at our inspiring and energizing 2022 Light of Justice Luncheon on October 13th. Those of us in the room were from many walks of life: business leaders and community organizers, public defenders and seasoned law-firm partners, doctors and law professors, people directly impacted by incarceration and people […]

Nayeli Moreno’s Journey to Serving People Affected by the Criminal-Legal System

Nayeli Moreno’s Journey to Serving People Affected by the Criminal-Legal System

Dear Friends: This week is the last chance to register for our October 13 Light of Justice Luncheon featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts and Commissioner Rodney Ellis! For more information and to register, please sign up by this Friday. We would love to see you there! Today I am writing to you with exciting news. Texas […]

We Protected Terrance from Society’s Harshest Punishment

We Protected Terrance from Society’s Harshest Punishment

Dear Friends: We have saved another life. Because of Texas Defender Service’s years-long, intricate investigation, a Texas District Attorney has agreed to drop capital charges against our client Terrance. Terrance’s is the 33rd life we have saved from the death penalty in four years. I have shared Terrance’s full story with you at the end of this […]

One of the 32 Lives We’ve Saved in Four Years

One of the 32 Lives We’ve Saved in Four Years

Dear Friends: Texas Defender Service has saved 32 lives in just the last four years.  Let me repeat that: 32 lives. That’s 24 pretrial clients saved from a death sentence, 1 client who received a sentence less than death at trial, 5 clients released from death row, and 2 clients’ executions stopped … just since 2018. The most recent […]