Purpose of "And Justice for All"
In 2014, research revealed that as many as 4% of capital punishment sentences are wrongful convictions. Four percent of capital punishment sentences resulted in people being placed in jail for crimes they did not commit.
In 2013, Texas led the country in exonerations. While commendable, our mission is to try to eradicate these errors so that no man or woman should spend time in prison for a crime they did not commit.
Through the website, "And Justice For All," the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Texas State Bar seek to educate lawyers on both sides of the bar, as well as the general public, to reduce the risk of wrongful convictions.
Subjects covered on the website
The following subjects are covered on the website. Free information is provided for the public use.
- False Testimony
- Prosecutorial Misconduct
- Tunnel Vision
- False Confessions
- Forensic Error
- Inadequate Defense/Ineffective assistance of counsel