One of our favorite things at the Innocence Project of Texas is reuniting families with their loved ones for the holidays - holidays that for decades have been spent apart.
The Innocence Project of Texas is pleased to announce the convictions of its clients Kristie Mayhugh, Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez (the San Antonio 4) were, today, officially expunged.
The Innocence Clinic at Texas Tech School of Law celebrated today with Jesse Griffith. Mr. Griffith was exonerated last year, and just earlier this month IPTX through the Clinic secured a complete expungement of the conviction.
IPTX’s Deputy Director, Allison Clayton, was recognized today by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association for her work with IPTX and her dedication to the indigent.
Today, IPTX was in federal court in South Dakota advocating for 4 Sioux Native American men wrongly convicted over 20 years ago.
IPTX joins the plea to Congress for increased funding of programs in support of innocence work and of advancements in forensic sciences.
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.