IPTX client Edward Ates just walked out of prison into the arms of his family after 20 years of incarceration.
In an article released today in the Waco Tribune-Herald, ITX Executive Director Mike Ware discusses the frustrating position taken by the district attorney in the Joe Bryan case.
Today the Innocence Network (of which ITX is an active participant) formally announced a partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association and NBA Voices in an effort to build the public's awareness about the reality and causes of wrongful convictions.
You would think being interviewed by police several miles away would be a pretty good alibi for a burglary. But you would be wrong. Today, ITX has obtained a formal exoneration of its client Timmy Duke, a man who had an airtight alibi and was still wrongly convicted.
In this article, Pamela Colloff of ProPublica details the recent, staggering development in the case of ITX client Joe Bryan and the junk science used to convict him.
Over thirty years ago, Joe Bryan’s wife was murdered. Joe claimed he was innocent - at a conference over 100 miles away at the time. Bloodstain analysis, however, linked Joe to the crime. In this two-part investigative series, Pamela Colloff explores the crime, conviction, and junk science used to send Joe to prison for the rest of his life.
Today marks a decade since officials formally learned what Cory Session and his family have always known: DNA evidence proved that his brother Timothy Cole, who died in prison from an asthma attack in 1999, had been unjustly convicted of rape more than a decade earlier.
We repost here the announcement of ITX client Ed Ates' parole by his ITX attorney Allison Clayton. The fight for his exoneration continues, but for now Ed will be reunited with his family and can breathe in the scent of freedom.
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?