In a very interesting change of fate, Anthony Graves—who spent 20 years in prison for murders he did not commit, and 10 years on death row—was recently appointed to the board of the Houston Forensic Science Center.
The Role of Houston’s Forensic Science Center
The Houston Forensic Science Center, which was established in 2012, provides forensic analysis services for crime scenes. These services include, but are not limited to, fingerprint testing and firearms testing. As Graves was wrongfully accused and convicted of murder—in part because of shoddy forensic evidence—the appointment is well suited.
Houston’s forensic labs have been the center of much uproar since the early 2000s, when it was discovered that thousands of specimen had been improperly handled. The [...]