Modal close

Hi there,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines, or our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. You need news that isn't being paid for by campaigns or corporations. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on your support. Right now, every new monthly sustaining donation to Democracy Now! will be tripled by a generous supporter. That means if you can give just $4 a month, Democracy Now! gets $12 today.  Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, start your monthly contribution today. Thanks so much. -Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Board of Pardon and Parole

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

In just a short time, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles will give their recommendation on whether or not to go ahead with Gary Graham/Shaka Sankofa’s execution. The Board can recommend the governor commute the sentence, recommend a reprieve, a delay or a hearing or not recommend commutation. Today we are going to look at the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and whether or not it actually is an independent body.

Guest:

  • Alan Berlow, an independent journalist who recently wrote an article in the American Prospect on George Bush and the death penalty called “Lethal Injustice”. He also writes for Salon magazine, and is the author of the book ??Dead Season: A Story of Murder and Revenge.

Related Story

Video squareStorySep 18, 2018Intercept Report Reveals Senate Ignored Federal Court Employees Willing to Testify Against Kavanaugh
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop