36 People Freed
548 Years Lost


What We Do

IPTX Client Patrick Waller
Source: Associated Press

Wrongful convictions are
more common than you think.

Wrongful convictions devastate lives and families all over Texas — and fighting a wrongful conviction can be nearly impossible. Innocence Project of Texas provides free, first-class investigative and legal services to people incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.

Innocence Project of Texas exists to free those wrongfully convicted, reform policies that imprison the innocent, and educate the public to drive lasting change.

There are an estimated
3,000-9,000 Texans
serving sentences due to
wrongful convictions.

  • Dennis Lee Allen in courthouse.
    Source: The Innocence Project
  • Headshot of Ricky Dale Williams
    Source: The Innocence Project
  • Family celebrating exoneration.
    Source: Innocence Project of Texas

Successful Exonerations

Exonerations and the releases that often precede them are
expensive and laborious, but we’re extremely proud of the
results we’ve achieved over the last 17 years.

However, there is still more work to do.

All Our Stories

What We Do

“IPTX believed me. They told me they weren’t going to quit until they saw me walk free. The innocence movement is a part of who I am. Until my last days, I will be a part of this work.”

Johnny Pinchback Exoneree & IPTX Board Member
Black and white photo with man celebrating

Systemic Failures Have Wrongly
Imprisoned Thousands of
Innocent Texans.

The Generosity of Their Fellow Citizens Can Provide
Them the The Freedom They Deserve.

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