UPDATE: Texas' Top Judge Calls For 'Innocence Commission'

11:05 am
Wed March 6, 2013

UPDATE: Texas' Top Judge Calls For 'Innocence Commission'

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UPDATE: In his State of the Judiciary address today, Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson said the state should fund a program to look into wrongful convictions. It's an idea that has a lot of resonance in North Texas where Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins spent his early years on the job working on exonerations.
At his biannual speech in front of the Legislature, Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson reiterated his calls for more funding for civil legal aid, indigent defense and juvenile justice reform, and pushed for the establishment of an "innocence commission" to investigate wrongful convictions.