Wrongful Convictions: Texas High Court Creates Integrity Unit

By: Nicole Morten Email
By: Nicole Morten Email

The Texas court that handles the state's death row appeals has announced a new Integrity Unit to address concerns in the justice system. Among those concerns are the inmates who are wrongfully convicted.

The Texas court that handles the state's death row appeals has announced a new Integrity Unit to address concerns in the justice system. Among those concerns are the inmates who are wrongfully convicted.

"This is a call to action to address the growing concerns with our criminal justice system," says Justice Barbara Hervey.

Hervery said the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit will study how to improve crime lab reliability, police interrogations, reform standards for keeping evidence and other areas of concern.

More inmates are executed in Texas than any other state. The exoneration of wrongfully convicted inmates has put the state under the spotlight. DNA test results have exonerated more than 33 men, including 17 in Dallas County.


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