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Innocence Project

The Innocence Project was founded in 1992. Their organization has exonerated 292 wrongly convicted people in the United States. They typically represent prisoners who through DNA testing can be proven innocent. The Innocence Project website has information about reforms needed in the legal system to help reduce the number of wrongful convictions. These topics include: eyewitness identification, false confessions, DNA testing, Evidence preservation, forensic oversight, innocence commissions, exoneree compensation. Other topics include: evidence preservation, innocence commissions, and false confessions, government misconduct, informants, and bad lawyering. You can also browse or search profiles of exonerated people.

Questions for The Innocence Project can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call: (212) 364-5340

The Innocence Project only accepts cases on post-conviction appeal in which DNA testing can prove innocence.

To submit a case to the Innocence Project mail it to:

Innocence Project
40 Worth St., Suite 701
New York, NY 10013