Posts Categorized: Innocence Project

Claude Jones Case: Video of Executed Man's Son and Former Texas Governor Mark White speaking about DNA tests that show Jones may have not been guilty

Watch at Houston Chronicle. From For over two decades, the hair was stored in a plastic evidence bag in the courthouse in Coldspring, Texas, cataloged as belonging to Claude Jones, who was convicted of murder in 1990 and executed 10 years later. Now, it can be relabeled: a court-ordered DNA test found Thursday that…read more

Innocence Project to webcast Texas Forensic Science Commission meeting tomorrow

The Texas Forensic Science Commission is meeting tomorrow for the first timein six months. This is the commission’s first meeting since Gov. Rick Perrysuddenly replaced its chair and several of its members while it was in themiddle of an investigation into the case of Cameron Todd Willingham. The Innocence Project will stream live video of…read more

Aidan Quinn Performs a Scene from "The Exonerated"

At the Innocence Project Celebration of Freedom & Justice, Aidan Quinn performed the Kerry Max Cook story from the award-winning Broadway play “The Exonerated.” For more on wrongful convictions and stories of people exonerated after serving years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit, visit

Was an innocent man executed? TRUTH HANGS BY A HAIR!

The Texas Observer and the Innocence Project fight to preserve evidence that could show if an innocent man was executed. One strand of hair, a piece of evidence crucial to determining whether Texas executed an innocent man almost seven years ago, is apparently at risk of being destroyed by San Jacinto County officials who are…read more