innocence project

Streamlining the Quest to Overturn Wrongful Convictions

Apr 21, 2014 By Maurice Chammah

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.

HPD Crime Lab To Be Revamped?

Jan 21, 2013 By Sonia Smith

Houston Mayor Annise Parker suggested making the city's crime lab independent and adding a Innocence Project representative to the board overseeing it.

Weird Science

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

As the peculiar case of a Fort Bend sheriff’s deputy and his bloodhounds makes clear, the techniques of crime-scene investigation are not as infallible as the TV shows would have us believe. How a misplaced faith in some forensic experts is putting innocent people behind bars.

Memo to Kay

Sep 30, 2009 By Michael Hall

Even someone who supports the death penalty, as you do, can and should be up in arms over the Cameron Willingham case.

Craig’s List

Aug 31, 2007 By Michael Hall

Of the many things the first black district attorney of Dallas County is doing, none is more important than rethinking the concept of guilt and innocence.