The Innocence Project has helped free another Texas prisoner.
Thomas McGowan (right), who spent 23 years imprisoned for a Dallas County rape was released today after DNA tests proved his innocence.
He is among 31 other Texans to have been exonerated by DNA evidence. According to the Innocence Project, 25 of them including McGowan, were convicted based on misidentification.
"Thomas McGown was in his mid-20s when he was arrested, and he'll turn 50 later this year. He has lost nearly his entire adult life to a wrongful conviction that could have -- and should have -- been prevented," said Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project.
Scheck urged Texas to pursue reforms that would prevent wrongful convictions.
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