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 not commit. Woodard’s release came about as a result of more than 1000 man hours spent by IPOT and the Dallas County District Attorney’s office investigating his claim of actual innocence. His story will be told in a compelling segment about the efforts of Dallas County’s Conviction Integrity Unit and its collaboration with the Innocence Project of Texas to review more than 400 cases where post-conviction DNA testing was denied by previous Dallas D.A. Administrations.
Texas Moratorium Network (TMN) is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas. Significant death penalty reform in Texas, including a moratorium on executions, is a viable goal if the public is educated on the death penalty system and is encouraged to contact their elected representatives to urge passage of moratorium legislation.
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