Texas
5:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Dallas Exonerees Fight for Freedom for Others

You might be familiar with the case of Michael Morton. He's the Georgetown, Texas man who spent more than 20 years in prison for killing his wife. But he didn't do it. And it was DNA testing that eventually freed him.

What if there's no DNA evidence available in a case? How does a wrongfully convicted prisoner get a second chance? A group of exonerees in Dallas, Texas is using old-fashioned shoe leather investigations to try and get some of those cases re-opened.  Reporter Michael May has been following the group of 34 exonerees as they have banded together - first to help themselves after being released from prison, and now to help others.

May and filmmaker Jamie Meltzer are working on a documentary about the Dallas exonerees called Freedom Fighters. You can hear more about the group Monday, April 15, on All Things Considered beginning at 4:00 p.m. on KUT 90.5.