- 2:14 p.m. CST, the Cypress Times
TX - The Innocence Project of Texas will present its 2010 Honesty and
in Prosecution award Thursday to the Harris County District Attorney's
for the work by the Post Conviction Review Section in freeing inmates
been wrongfully convicted.
County District Attorney Patricia Lykos, who established the special
she took office in January 2009, and Section members will attend the
organization's award ceremonies in Dallas. "This honor reflects what
office is all about - integrity and honesty," Lykos said. "All of us
in the District Attorney's Office are proud of our honorees'
and commitment to justice."
Post Conviction Review honorees are Section Chief Baldwin Chin,
District Attorney Alicia O'Neill, and District Attorney's Investigators
Freeze and Donald Cohn.
of the first official actions by Lykos was to create the section to
credible claims of innocence from inmates who had exhausted their
avenues of appeal. She explained that convicting innocent people is a
"triple tragedy" that sends the wrong person to prison, denies real
justice to victims and leaves the actual criminal free to strike again.
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