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Life in Pictures: Tim Cole

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  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole rapist jerry wayne johnson
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole mother ruby session michelle malin
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole pardon family rick perry
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole mother historical marker
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole brother historical texa smarker
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole 6th grade
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole young with brothers
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole high school
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole veteran
  • 111912 shows vindicated tim cole booking photo arrest

The Tim Cole Act

Texas lawmakers were so moved by Tim Cole's story that legislation was passed to help other exonerees transition back into the world with help. The act provides $80,000 for each year of wrongful incarceration and free college tuition as well as financial and personal counseling. The annuity can be passed down through the exoneree's estate. 

(Photo: Texas Wesleyan School of Law)