Anthony Graves is also known as Death Row Exoneree 138. Anthony spent eighteen and a half years in prison, sixteen of those in solitary confinement, twelve on Texas Death Row, with two execution dates, for a crime he did not commit. With Anthony’s steadfast focus on his innocence and the tireless work of The Innocence Network, he was vindicated and released in 2010.
Since, he has spoken at prestigious universities and organizations all over the world, including the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project’s 25th Anniversary with retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, the Anti-Defamation League’s Summer Associate Program, and he testified at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Hearing on Solitary Confinement led by Senator Dick Durbin.
Anthony is a sought-after presenter at Continuing Legal Education workshops on ethics and a prominent activist with the ACLU. Anthony's story has been featured on two covers of Texas Monthly, the Katie Couric Show and the 48-hours documentary "Grave Injustice" which won the 2012 Emmy Award. In 2013, Anthony started a scholarship at University of Texas Law School in the name of his champion, Nicole Casarez, and on Martin Luther King Day 2014, filed a grievance against District Attorney, Charles Sebesta, who wrongfully convicted him.
Anthony started the Anthony Graves Foundation to give children left behind by the criminal justice system, a choice and a chance to live happy, productive lives, and become the powerful, new foundation of our communities.