Monthly Archives: May 9, 2008

Report from the Summit on Wrongful Convictions

Friends, Six of us with the Abolition Movement went to Austin today for the Summit on Wrongful Convictions sponsored by Texas Senator Rodney Ellis. Today was an amazing day — meeting 9 exonerees, meeting the Dallas DA that has the courage to do the right thing, speaking with legislators who agree with us that DA’s…read more

Protest the First Texas Execution in 9 Months at Rick Perry's Home

There will be protests of the first execution in Texas after the Supreme Court ruling allowing executions to resume after a de facto moratorium since Sept 25. The protests will occur prior to the first execution. Currently, the first execution is on June 3rd. If another one is scheduled before that date, then the protests…read more

Summit on Wrongful Convictions

(Austin, TX; April 29, 2008) – State Senator Rodney Ellis today announced that a day-long Summit on Wrongful Convictions will be held May 8 at the State Capitol in Austin to determine the causes of wrongful convictions in Texas and identify reforms that can prevent them. Today’s release of James Lee Woodard in Dallas —…read more

Innocence Project of Texas and James Woodard on CBS's 60 Minutes

CBS “60 Minutes” – Sunday, May 4 Tune in to CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, May 4 to learn more about the Innocence Project of Texas’s involvement in securing the release of James Lee Woodard, who served more than 27 years in prison for a Dallas County murder that he has always maintained he did…read more