Brooks Egerton of The Dallas Morning News covered the release of Tyrone Brown "17 years after a single positive marijuana test while he was on probation led a Dallas judge to sentence him to life in prison." Brown's story drew national attention last year after The News ran a story on the inequity of justice in Texas courts. The story was picked up by ABC's 20/20 spawning a web campaign which led to Dallas County officials and the Texas parole board to recommend his sentence be terminated. As a result, Texas Gov. Rick Perry granted his first ever conditional pardon to Brown.