Michael Morton was wrongfully convicted of the 1986 murder of his wife, Christine. After serving nearly 25 years in prison for the crime, he was exonerated in 2011. Executive editor Pamela Colloff has spent months chronicling this story, and she was recently nominated for a National Magazine Award for her pieces about the Morton saga. Read all of her reporting on the developments in Michael's case here.
The Innocence Project of Texas receives thousands of letters each year from prison inmates proclaiming their innocence. So do a number of other innocence clinics around the state, which is why the Lubbock-based nonprofit wants to establish a single system for screening letters.
The City of Lubbock makes amends for its grievous mistake in wrongfully convicting Timothy Cole—who died in prison—by erecting a statue in his memory.