Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Media Use Only
April 29, 2008
Contact: Brandon Dudley, 713-236-0306

Senator Rodney Ellis and Director of Innocence Project of Texas to Officially Announce Innocence Roundtable

Senator Rodney Ellis and Jeff Blackburn, director of The Innocence Project of Texas, will be holding a press conference tomorrow to officially announce the Innocence Roundtable that will take place on May 8th on the floor of the Texas Senate and discuss the recent exoneration of Mr. James Lee Woodard.

The Innocence Roundtable is a an opportunity to for key stakeholders in the criminal justice system to gather to address the urgent problem of wrongful convictions in the State of Texas.

At the Roundtable, Senator Ellis will be joined by legislators, judges, district attorneys, police chiefs, and advocates from all over the state. Present, will also be a number of exonerees that will share their story.

Press Conference Details
When: Wednesday, April 30 @ 10:30am
Where: Lieutenant Governor's Press Room, Capitol