There are currently six executions scheduled in the state of Texas for the remainder of the year. Ruben Gutierrez, Kwame Rockwell, Emanuel Kemp, and Joseph Garcia are all set to be put to death before the end of 2018, in that order. With a current push for speedier death penalty appeals in the state and a waning supply of lethal injection drugs (all of which will expire by the end of June 2019), Texas will likely remain #1 in the country for executions.
Activists can contact Governor Greg Abbott and urge clemency for any individual on death row:
Phone (main switchboard of the office of the governor): 512-463-2000
Mailing Address: Office of the Governor, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711-242
In Tennessee, two men are currently facing execution by the end of the year. Their names are Edmund Zagorski and David Earl Miller. Despite concerns that the drug concoction being used would be “akin to burning someone alive,” which came up in court when 33 inmates on death row attempted to challenge the state’s protocol, these men are still set to die.
Though attorneys plan to appeal the decision that the state can still carry out these painful procedures, activists can do their part by contacting the office for Governor Bill Haslam:
Mailing Address: Governor Bill Haslam, 1st Floor, State Capitol, Nashville, TN 37243
South Dakota only has one scheduled execution by the end of this year, Rodney Berget, who is set to be executed between October
28th and November 3rd. Also in South Dakota, a controversy surrounding a gay inmate on death row has recently caught national attention as the Supreme Court declined to hear his case claiming that he was sentenced to death because of his sexuality. That inmate, Charles Rhines, does not yet have a date of execution.
Mailing Address: Office of the Governor, 500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501