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UPDATED: One Step Closer to Preventing Wrongful Convictions
Measure gets nod on House floor
"...A bill to study the causes of wrongful convictions in Texas passed through the House floor this..."

April 23, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Ending Wrongful Convictions
Lawmakers urge passage of bill to study causes
"...create a statewide innocence commission to study cases of wrongful convictions...."

April 22, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

One Step Closer to Preventing Wrongful Convictions
Measure gets nod on House floor
"...A bill to study the causes of wrongful convictions in Texas passed through the House floor Tuesday..."

April 26, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Targeting Wrongful Convictions
Bills attempt to right the wrongs that put Texas at the forefront of wrongful convictions
"...Commission to investigate each of Texas' growing number of wrongful convictions. With all 11 cats herded into the room,..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Panel Targets Roots of Wrongful Convictions
Recommendations on improving witness identification and evidence testing head to the Lege
"...The Timothy Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions made five major proposals last week for lawmakers..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rooting Out the Causes of Wrongful Conviction
Commission would investigate wrongful convictions
"...create an "innocence commission" to investigate the causes of wrongful convictions in Texas. Although she's not the first, San..."

March 8, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Problem of Wrongful Conviction
New registry details nearly 900 cases
"...exonerees, and providing greater context to the problem of wrongful conviction in the U.S...."

May 21, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Another Wrongful Identification And No End In Sight
Another man goes free in Dallas
"...to faulty eyewitness IDs. The vast majority of Texas' wrongful convictions involve bad identifications and although lawmakers have proposed..."

May 11, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Texas Exonerates 13 in 2013
Nationally, more than 1,300 exonerated since 1989
"...state in a record-breaking year for the number of wrongful convictions overturned, according to report released today by the..."

Feb. 4, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Eyewitness Identification Bill Passes House Committee
Unanimous vote sends eyewitness ID bill on to full House
"...passed out of committee a bill aimed at reducing wrongful convictions...."

Feb. 22, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Innocence Commission Gets Nod From House Committee
On the heels of Texas' first posthumous exoneration, House committee finally passes Commission bill
"...Commission to investigate each of Texas' growing number of wrongful convictions. With all 11 cats herded into the room,..."

April 8, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Study: More Innocents on Death Row Than Previously Thought
Number could be higher in larger criminal justice system
"...Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued that the incidence of wrongful conviction is, in essence, vastly overblown...."

April 28, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Progress and Justice With the San Antonio Four
Women hope to help the rest of the wrongfully convicted
"...for an interview with Jason Flom and his podcast, Wrongful Conviction...."

March 15, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Holding Prosecutors Accountable
Whitmire files bill to protect wrongfully convicted
"...In an effort to combat the growing number of wrongful convictions in Texas, state Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, on..."

Feb. 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Criminally Innocent
How can you be exonerated of a crime that never happened?
"...Texas has been home to more exonerations of the wrongfully convicted than any other state, and many of the..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Eyewitness ID
Will Senate Bill 117 prevent wrongful convictions?
"...ID has been implicated in more than 80% of wrongful convictions in Texas – and with the exoneration of..."

April 10, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Big Legebowski
The session will be remembered largely as an opportunity lost to partisan displays
"...might get the feeling that being No. 1 in wrongful convictions makes them proud. Of the numerous proposed criminal..."

June 12, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
A study looks at how, when, and why innocent prisoners ever get exonerated
"...of "exoneration," limiting the study only to persons whose "convictions were nullified by official acts by governors, courts, or..."

May 7, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Naked City
A national conference comes to Austin to examine wrongful convictions
"...as Larry Marshall, legal director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law, explained, most..."

April 30, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Point Austin: Celebrating the Kellers’ Exoneration
On a happy day, too many others endure criminal injustice
"...provide them financial compensation for their 21 years of wrongful incarceration, and nearly 25 years of enduring their reputations..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Science Goes to Court
Death row case sets new state law against prosecutorial resistance
"...groundbreaking state law that allows for the reconsideration of convictions in which science – or so-called science – played..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

On the Lege
Austin Rep. Elliott Naishtat is leading charges to protect both seniors and children this session
"...create a Texas Innocence Commission to review cases of wrongful imprisonment as a way to avert wrongful convictions. Jefferson's..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Column by Amy Smith

West of Memphis
Eighteen years of wrongful imprisonment and four documentaries still don't put to rest the trials of the West Memphis Three.
"...photos of the victims’ mutilated bodies and obtained first-degree convictions in all three cases. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced..."

March 15, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Framing the Guilty?
Houston police thought they had their man – so the evidence was no problem
"...Innocence Project, government misconduct is a leading cause of wrongful convictions. Equally problematic is when otherwise well-meaning police attempt,..."

Nov. 2, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Realigning Police Lineups
New study shows that changing lineup procedure reduces mistaken ID'ing
"...Faulty eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions – nationally, 75% of faulty convictions have involved..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Score None for the Judicial Process
DNA testing overturns 22-year-old rape conviction, but nine years too late
"...that the state will move swiftly to redress any wrongful convictions. Twenty-two years after his original conviction, DNA testing..."

July 1, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Breaking stories from Austin and beyond
"...is in town this weekend, bringing together experts on wrongful convictions and advocates of freeing the falsely imprisoned to..."

April 23, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Death Row Study: Worse Than We Thought
Report says 4.1% of death row defendants in the U.S. are innocent
"...Sca­lia would have us believe that the number of wrongfully convicted inmates on death row is vastly exaggerated...."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice System Is Flawed
"...nation in executions but also leads the nation in wrongful convictions. Of course Texas is part of the South,..."

Sept. 3, 2009 Postmarks

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Our readers talk back.
"...anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." I was wrongfully convicted, more than 22 years ago, for the murder..."

June 24, 2005 Column

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