StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Growing Calls for Moratorium

Judge Tom Price of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has joined the calls for a moratorium on executions involving Harris County.

"I think it would be prudent to delay further executions until we have had a chance to have this evidence independently verified," said Price. "Once a death sentence is carried out, you cannot reverse that."

Price has 30 years of judicial experience. He was elected to the CCA eight years ago.

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