Posthumous Pardon For George Floyd Is Possible For Houston Drug ConvictionThe actions of a scandal-ridden police officer in Houston could result in a posthumous pardon for George Floyd.
Report Finds Record Number Of U.S. Exonerations In 2015The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 percent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides.
2 Men Expected To Go Free In 1999 Dallas MurderTwo men are expected to go free after the Dallas County district attorney's office agreed they were wrongfully convicted of murder based on prosecutorial misconduct.
Texas Fire Marshal Offers Old Cases For New ReviewThe Texas state fire marshal has volunteered to turn over more than a decade of his office's casework to advocates so they can examine them for wrongful convictions.
Texas Woman's Murder Conviction Reviewed By Court A hearing to review a Texas woman's long-disputed murder conviction for setting her uncle on fire ended Tuesday without an immediate decision on whether the conviction should be overturned.
Ruby Cole Session, Fierce Criminal Justice Reformer, DiesRuby Cole Session, who championed the cause of the wrongfully convicted in Texas after her son was sent to prison for a rape he didn't commit, has died. She was 77.
Exoneree James Woodard Dies In Jail Following SeizureJames Woodard's name resonates with any exoneree in North Texas. He was one, and spent the last several years helping others.
Texas Man Freed After DNA Clears Him Of 1988 Rape After serving 24 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, today a North Texas man received an apology from a judge and a standing ovation. David Lee Wiggins was freed Friday after DNA tests proved he wasn’t the person who raped a 14-year-old girl.
Even In Death, Family Still Fights For ExonereeLarry Sims was like a brother to the growing group of exonorees. He spent 24 years of his life in prison for a rape conviction and was finally released on parole after DNA tests raised serious doubts that he committed the crime. Now his family is fighting to get him to his final resting place.
Lawyers Prove Innocence Of 3 Dallas County MenThe Innocence Project of Texas has become famous because of their association with DNA exonerations in the state. To hear of another case of wrongful conviction unfortunately isn’t rare, but to learn the project actually located the guilty parties is.
Ex-Inmate Struggles To Cash In On Compensation LawBilly Frederick Allen spent more than 25 years in prison before an appeals court overturned his convictions in two murders. Three years after winning his freedom, Allen is fighting the state again -- this time for the $2 million he says he's owed for wrongful imprisonment.
'Renewed Hope' For Exoneree Tarnished By Plea DealChristopher Scott has been out of jail since October of 2009. He's now a business owner, and has started his own non-profit after serving time for something he didn’t commit.
Historical Marker Honors Wrongfully Convicted Texas ManThe first historical marker in the nation to memorialize someone wrongfully convicted will be unveiled Monday in Fort Worth.
Man Freed After 31-Year-Old Rape Conviction Set AsideHe wasn't exonerated but a Dallas man who spent 31 years behind bars for sexual assault is now out of jail. Wednesday a judge released Rickey Dale Wyatt and and recommended his 1981 conviction be set aside.
Estranged Dad Of Exonerated Texas Inmate Seeks PayThe long-estranged father of the first Texas inmate to be posthumously exonerated by DNA testing has suddenly come forward, claiming he's entitled to half of the nearly $1.1 million the state awarded to the man's family for his wrongful imprisonment.