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Tuesday, September 29 • 8:00am - 8:30am
The Future of the Death Penalty

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A former appeals court judge, a big-city district attorney and two criminal justice reporters discuss one of the most Texas subjects of all.

This event was recorded as part of The 2020 Texas Tribune Festival that took place virtually Sept. 1-30, 2020. You’re welcome to watch here or share this link with your friends and colleagues to watch it on demand anytime. This session was recorded on Sept. 25 and aired on Sept. 29.

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Pamela Colloff

Senior Writer at ProPublica and Writer-at-Large for The New York Times Magazine
Colloff joined ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine in 2017 after serving as an executive editor and staff writer for Texas Monthly. She has been nominated for seven National Magazine Awards, and she won for feature writing in 2013 and reporting on the corrosive effect that... Read More →

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Maurice Chammah

Staff Writer at The Marshall Project
Chammah is a staff writer at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news outlet that covers the criminal justice system. His first book, “Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty” will be published in January 2021. He won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress... Read More →
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Elsa Alcala

Former Judge on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Alcala joined Texas Defender Service, a nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of representation for those facing the death penalty, in 2019. Previously, she served seven years on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and nine years on the First Court of Appeals. Alcala was appointed... Read More →
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Joe Gonzales

Bexar County District Attorney
Gonzales has been the Bexar County district attorney in Texas since 2019. Previously, he worked as a trial prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney's office before opening up his own practice, where he worked as a criminal defense attorney. Gonzales also served as a magistrate... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am CDT