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Texas is set to carry out an execution this week. It's scheduled for Thursday.

The use of the death penalty has been on the decline in Texas in recent years. But one state representative from Houston has made it his mission to end it altogether, as Andrew Schneider (@ASchneider_HPM) from Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media reports.

Correction: A previous version of this post misstated the number of executions Texas will carry out this week. We regret the error.

This segment aired on January 24, 2017.

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