Senator Ellis Media Advisory

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February 21, 2011
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Texas Exonerees to Testify on Criminal Justice Recommendations

Wrongfully convicted will comment on Tim Cole Advisory Panel Recommendations

(AUSTIN)—The House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hear legislation to enact the recommendations of the Tim Cole Advisory Panel tomorrow, Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. or upon adjournment, in JHR 120.

Wrongfully convicted Texans will appear before the committee to share their experiences and weigh in on reforms Texas should enact to reduce similar miscarriages of justice in the future. The exonerees will also join Senator Ellis on the Senate floor during the opening of session.

WHAT:

Texas Exoneree Testimony on Tim Cole Advisory Panel Recommendations

WHO:

Cory Session (brother of Tim Cole, posthumous exoneree)
Ruby Session (mother of Tim Cole, posthumous exoneree)
Anthony Graves (exoneree)
Cornelius Dupree (exoneree)
Selma Dupree (wife of Cornelius Dupree)
Thomas McGowan (exoneree)
James Giles (exoneree)
Christopher Scott (exoneree)
Claude Simmons (exoneree)
Johnnie Lindsey (exoneree)
James Woodard (exoneree)
James Waller (exoneree)
Billy Smith (exoneree)

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 10:30 a.m. or upon adjournment

WHERE:

Room 120
John H. Reagan Office Building

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