How Texas took the lead on reforms

Texas is not the first state that would normally come to mind in a discussion of criminal-justice reform. But the wrongful conviction of Tim Cole spurred the tough-on-crime state to fix its eyewitness identification procedures, increase the money authorized to be paid to exonerees and set up an advisory commission on wrongful convictions. Unfortunately, The New Yorker reports here, Cole never lived to see the reforms put in place.

3 responses to “How Texas took the lead on reforms

  1. I am convinced that Texas has executed many people who are innocent, and continues to do that. But also I do respect the people who have fought to improve the justice system in Texas, and the heroic lawyers who have fought to overturn wrongful convictions. So I have very mixed feelings about Texas.

  2. Pingback: How Texas took the lead on reforms – The Colder Case Series

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