Today we launch our new and improved website. What you see is part of a comprehensive effort to communicate more effectively across all our digital channels (website, Facebook Twitter, etc.). Our goal is twofold: to tell the continuing story of wrongful convictions in Texas and to attract financial support to help free the innocent.
This is reposted from the Innocence Project (New York City), our partner in this case.
IPTX met with the new Dallas County District Attorney to discuss the causes of wrongful conviction and the work of the District Attorney to ensure that innocent people are not in prison.
Ten of the eleven exonerations in Texas so far this year are drug possession cases in Harris County. These are cases where defendants pled guilty before the alleged "drugs" were tested. Testing later proved that the substances in their possession at the time of their arrest were not drugs.
John Nolly, 42, was released from prison on Tuesday, May 17 after spending 19 years incarcerated for a murder he did not commit.
This past January, Midland, Texas resident Jesus Vela was exonerated on a false gun possession conviction. Vela had pled guilty to the charge in January 2015 and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Family, friends and supporters of the San Antonio Four gathered last night at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio to view a special screening of Southwest of Salem (SoS), the riveting documentary about their wrongful conviction for aggravated sexual abuse.
There is often confusion about the terms "exoneration" and "exoneree." The standard by which we use these terms is defined by the National Registry of Exonerations. Here's what they say:
It’s finally over for the women dubbed the “San Antonio Four.”
Should people convicted on unsound science be given new trials?