On Dec. 8, the first seven graduates of the Anthony Graves/TSU Smart Justice Speakers Bureau gave short talks about their experience with the justice system and solutions to make the systems work smarter.
A first of its kind certificate program, inspired by Anthony Graves, a.k.a Death Row Exoneree #138, to train formerly incarcerated Texans will launch this September. Announced August 2, the new ACLU of Texas and Texas Southern University collaboration, the Smart Justice Speakers Bureau, will train formerly incarcerated Texans to speak publicly about criminal justice reform. Learn more and sign up.
Written by a wrongfully convicted man who spent 16 years in solitary confinement and 12 years on death row, a powerful memoir about fighting for--and winning--exoneration.
In the summer of 1992, a grandmother, a teenage girl, and four children under the age of ten were beaten and stabbed to death in Somerville, Texas. The perpetrator set the house on fire to cover his tracks, deepening the heinousness of the crime and rocking the tiny community to its core. Authorities were eager to make an arrest. Five days later, Anthony Graves was in custody.