Clarence Brandley

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Clarence Brandley: Demanded, Denied Compensation for Decade on Death Row

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderClarence Brandley remains uncompensated.​It's hard to put a price on ten years wrongfully spent in prison, but Texas won't even try. Clarence Brandley, once the janitor at Conroe High School, spent a decade on Death Row after being wrongfully convicted of the 1980 rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Clarence Brandley: Ex-Death Row Inmate Still Fighting for Restitution

    Clarence Brandley still fighting for compensation.​Clarence Brandley, who spent nearly ten years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit, will be back in the news today. He and supporters are holding a press conference this afternoon to push for restitution from the state for being wrongl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    "World Day Against The Death Penalty" Passes Quietly In Houston

    On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, here in the state-sanctioned-execution capital of the nation, you might expect an elaborate protest or demonstration, like in Japan or India where protesters wore black execution hoods with nooses around their necks and shirts that said “Save Me." There ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2001


    George Dismukes shouts his innocence. The parole board prefers contrition.

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    February 3, 2000


    From the week of February 03, 2000

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    The Man Who Knew Too Soon?

    Eight years ago Tom Curtis reported that AIDS could have been spread by an experimental polio vaccine grown on monkey kidneys. Scientists sniffed. Journalists scoffed. The story died. Now, a new book says the theory wasn't so stupid after all.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Of Life and Death

    While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome Houston murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers is trying to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry

  • News

    July 30, 1998

    An Open But Shut Case

    Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?

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    January 1, 1998
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    August 28, 1997
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    May 22, 1997

    Rough Justice

    Last week Anthony Ray Westley was executed for a murder he may not have committed. Only his lawyer and family seemed to care.

  • Film

    January 20, 1994

    The Belfasters

    Be glad that In the Name of the Father was made. But don't expect this Irish movie to leave anyone's eyes crying.