We're ahead of the curve here in Texas when it comes to our treatment of the wrongfully convicted. These days, instead of loosing them into a world they barely recognize with empty pockets, we hand them well-deserved golden parachutes worth $160,000 for each year they spent in prison for crim ... More >>
In May of last year, CNN went looking for Wiley Fountain who, in 2003, received a full pardon from Gov. Rick Perry after DNA evidence revealed Fountain did not commit the aggravated sexual assault of which he'd been convicted in 1986. But the network's Ed Lavandera couldn't find the 52-year-old, who ... More >>
Dallas County Sheriff's Department/CNN Wiley Fountain, last seen when he posed for this March mug shot On Friday, we pointed your attention to some CNN pieces about James Lee Woodard and how he's adjusting to life after spending 27 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Today, CNN follows up ... More >>
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.