Bill proposing Innocence Commission first filed in 2005

It was in 2005 that state Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) filed a bill calling for an Innocence Commission.

It’s now 2013, and we’re still waiting.

During the 83rd Legislature, Ellis is once again giving it the old college try. He has filed SB 89 calling for an independent commission to identify causes of wrongful convictions and to recommend changes in the criminal justice system to prevent future miscarriages of justice.


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