I want to bring your attention to this photo essay by Billy Smith II, entitled ‘A Human Tragedy’. He’s interviewed 24 exonerees from around Texas and, in a departure from the normal flash-in-the-pan news stories, found out how their lives have changed since being wrongfully incarcerated.
The fact that this appears on the Houston Chronicle website means a lot to me; I think the public is slowly beginning to accept that these stories are all too common. This is a small sampling of exonerees, only 24; read the stories, or watch the videos, and understand that what happened to these men could happen to anyone.
I want to applaud everyone that was involved in this project, including the Houston Chronicle for publishing it.