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The Innocence Project of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to securing the release of those wrongfully convicted of crimes in Texas and educating the public about the causes and effects of wrongful convictions.

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  • IPOT legal work in the news

    Check out news coverage of the latest court filing on behalf of Kerry Max Cook from the Innocence Project of Texas and the national Innocence Project: Texas Monthly: Four Decades, Three Trials, Two Death Sentences, One Exoneree. Almost. Dallas News: Why is it so hard to get justice in the small-town courtrooms of East Texas?

  • New Executive Director Named

    On June 15, 2015, Scott Henson took the helm as Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Texas. Henson previously was policy director of IPOT from 2008 until fall 2014 and now rejoins the group as its new leader, having worked over the past months for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. As policy director, Henson helped IPOT and our allies secure numerous important legislative changes over the years, including compensation for exonerees, requiring police to abide by best practices during...

  • IPTX Founder and Chief Counsel Resigns

    Statement from IPTX Board President, Gary Udashen: To Friends and Supporters of The Innocence Project of Texas, Last week Jeff Blackburn announced his resignation as Chief Counsel of The Innocence Project of Texas. Jeff's energetic and creative approach to the work we do will be missed. However,  Jeff will still be involved in the serious work of reforming the criminal justice system and he will continue to be our colleague in that work.

  • Dallas County CIU Example Spreading Far and Wide

    IPTX Board attorney Mike Ware helped blaze the trail and pioneer the work of district attorney conviction integrity units during his four years leading the Dallas County Conviction Integrity Unit.  That example set in Dallas County has continued to spread far and wide, now with the LA County District Attorney's Office establishing their own. Follow the link for more on this story.

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