Texas Senators Push Innocence Panel, Clemency Fix

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http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dallas/tsw/stories/071503dntexparole.5eefa.html Texas state senators are advancing a plan to create an Innocence Commission to review criminal justice problems and an overhaul of the state parole board's clemency process. Sen. Rodney Ellis, a Houston Democrat, has included the the changes in a 114-page government reorganization package that contains a mix of proposals favored by the governor, the Dallas Morning News says. Under the bill, the governor could create a nine-member Innocence Commission to . . .

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