They successfully fought contract provisions that would have banned in-person visits at the Dallas County jail while the county made money from new video visits. Now exonerated inmates, prison rights advocates and County Judge Clay Jenkins aim to make the county among the first in the nation to stop ... More >>
A lot of men convicted by Dallas County have walked free over the past dozen years, 44 according to the University of Michigan's National Registry of Exonerations. District Attorney Craig Watkins has made the liberation of innocent prisoners his personal mission, as well as his ticket to national fa ... More >>
Freeing the wrongfully convicted through science was the easy part. Now what?
Photos by Sam MertenWith The Ackermans now on stage at the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club, Dallas County Democratic Party chair Darlene Ewing finally made her appearance about 45 mintues ago along with state Senator Royce West and a group of candidates, when she expressed her condolences to the ... More >>
Dallas County Democratic PartyEwing leads the Dallas Dem' Super Sunday Rally on October 24No doubt you've read this morning's story about how the three defense attorneys supporting Danny Clancy for Dallas County District Attorney -- including Toby Shook -- have piled on Craig Watkins, claiming th ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenDallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins accused Republican challenger Danny Clancy of lying and attempting to be the next Henry Wade at a debate last night at Friendship-West Baptist Church in South Dallas, where Watkins and his family attend church. While Watkins cl ... More >>
Brian HarkinDallas County District Attorney Craig WatkinsOn Friday, 54-year-old Claude Alvin Simmons Jr. and 39-year-old Christopher Shun Scott will be free men for the first time since being wrongly sent to prison in October 1997 for the robbery and murder of Alfonso Aguilar. Two other men will ... More >>