How many people are wrongfully convicted?
The conservative estimate is 5,640 individuals.
That number would be 4% of the more than 141,000 Texas state prison inmates who have likely been convicted of crimes they did not commit. A recent state study of inmates in a northern state, with an even lower minority population, showed a 6% wrongful conviction rate there, so the number here in Texas could be higher. But 1% or even just one person in prison when they should not be, is what spurs us on to do our important work at IPTX.