Live webcast – Texas Summit on Wrongful Convictions at 2 pm EST
Texas has seen more wrongful convictions overturned by DNA testing than any other state. Today, key leaders from across the state will gather in Austin for a Summit on Wrongful Convictions to address the causes of these wrongful convictions. Judges, lawmakers, defense attorneys, prosecutors, exonerees, professors and many others are expected to attend the event – which begins at 2 p.m. EST and is open to the public. State Sen. Rodney Ellis is spearheading the event, and Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck will also attend.
“We’ve reached a tipping point on wrongful convictions in Texas. Nobody can seriously doubt that there’s a problem, and next week leaders from across our criminal justice system will come together to start solving it,” Ellis said. “We will bring a wide range of leaders, experts and exonerees together for a full day to develop concrete, common-sense remedies to make our system of justice more fair and accurate. We won’t solve these serious problems in one day, but we will make historic strides toward restoring confidence in our criminal justice system.”
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