Richard Miles is not only free, but officially cleared of a 1995 murder conviction.Free for two years, Richard Miles has nevertheless waited and waited for today -- the official acknowledgement that he did not commit the murder and attempted murder at a Texaco near Bachman Lake in 1994 for ... More >>
Freeing the wrongfully convicted through science was the easy part. Now what?
Johnny PinchbackThis morning, Johnny Pinchback sat in the Dallas County Jail, awaiting yet another stop in court. This afternoon, he will be at a steakhouse, celebrating with his family, friends and fellow exonerees. After 27 years behind bars for an aggravated sexual assault he did not commit, ... More >>
Photos by Kimberly ThorpeClaude Simmons and Christopher Shun Scott outside the House of Blues, shortly after their release from prison today. Check out more photos here in our slide show.The courtroom was filled with tears, then cheers: Two men who spent 12 years in prison for a crime they didn't ... More >>
Freddy Haynes seemed a shoo-in to lead the NAACP. Then Obama's ex-pastor came to town.
Clay Graham From left to right: James C. Giles, Thomas McGowan, James Waller and Charles Chatman Clay Graham, a newly minted lawyer with The Innocence Project of Texas, was on hand in the courtroom of Judge Susan Hawk yesterday and snapped photos as Thomas McGowan, wrongfully convicted of burglary ... More >>
After 27 years in prison, DNA exoneree Charles Chatman tries to pick up the pieces and catch up with a world that has left him behind
Shortly before Charles Chatman was freed from prison last week, after becoming the 15th Dallas County man exonerated by DNA evidence since 2001, State District Court Judge John Creuzot treated him to a T-bone steak -- after teaching Chatman how to use the knife he'd been denied in prison. In an edit ... More >>
In story after story this morning, Charles Chatman has said the same thing: People will know my story. Surely, you know it by now: The 47-year-old Chatman, sentenced to prison in 1981 years ago for aggravated rape, yesterday became the 15th wrongfully convicted prisoner in Dallas County to be exoner ... More >>