Capital Punishment in Texas: The Lived Experience & an International Perspective

Merel Pontier (LL.M. ’20), the co-founder and legal director of the Clinton Young Foundation, and Clinton Young visited UT to speak to students and staff about their journey to right a wrongful conviction from the Netherlands to Texas. Clinton spent 18 years on death row and was almost executed before Merel bonded him out in 2021. Watch the documentary Clinton Young – Innocent on Death Row to familiarize yourself with Young’s case and the legal struggles surrounding it.