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Administrative records and reports, 2001-2012

Execution Files – Administrative records and reports, 2001-2012, fractional and 50.6 MB (15 files) (paper, digital)

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Scope and Content
These are execution case files that the Office of the General Counsel of Texas Governor Rick Perry created to track the cases of death row inmates and document actions by the courts and the governor through appeals, requests for stays of execution, or clemency. Records are in either paper or electronic format. The files consist of internal office files created by and for General Counsel staff to track, monitor and facilitate execution case review and decisions made within the General Counsel’s office, correspondence sent to the governor and the General Counsel in regard to pending executions, and case summaries for review by General Counsel staff. Types of records include spreadsheets, databases, template response forms, and correspondence dating 2001-2012. A small amount of correspondence includes a letter to the governor asking for a delayed execution for Charles Dean Hood and a letter from a state senator in regard to scheduled executions.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc, .docx), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), and databases (.mdb). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.

These records are arranged as received.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative records and reports, Texas Governor Rick Perry General Counsel execution files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Inventory of the Administrative records


Box Return to inventory
2015/067-3002 Correspondence, September 2007, September 2008
Competency, LOA (Legal Opinions and Advice), 2006
[Westlaw case summaries.]
Texas-Digital-Archive Return to inventory
E2015/117 Spreadsheets and databases, 2001-2010 [50.3 MB (10 files)] [RESTRICTED]
Templates, 2003-2004, 2012-2011 [257 KB (5 files)]
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