The california innocence project has many volunteer opportunities depending on qualifications get in contact and join the fight. The innocence project was founded in 1992 by barry c scheck and peter j neufeld at cardozo law, to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through dna testing. Innocence project, new york, new york 343k likes the innocence project works to exonerate innocent people through dna testing and reform the criminal. Former ku law professor paul e wilson founded what was then the defender project in 1965 to help prisoners who otherwise might not receive legal representation.
Please help support innocence project by making a donation the process is fast, easy and secure thanks so much for your help. The duke law innocence project® is a volunteer student organization that works to exonerate victims of wrongful convictions by investigating claims of actual innocence. University of illinois springfield, one of three universities in the world-class u of i system, is known for educating public servants and leaders. Az justice project may 21, 2015 case profiles eddie collins in 1973, eddie was convicted of first degree felony murder glen huggins given his terminal illness.
Oip seeks to identify inmates in ohio prisons who are actually innocent of the crimes they were convicted of committing. The oregon innocence project has experienced more setbacks than most innocence projects in the us begun with high hopes, it was forced to suspend operations when its. The new england innocence project (neip) provides pro bono legal representation to people who have been wrongfully convicted in connecticut, maine, massachusetts, new. Arizona innocence project (aip) the arizona innocence project is closed effective april 29, 2016 and is not accepting any new requests for assistance.
Oregon innocence project exists to help wrongfully convicted oregonians prove their innocence. Georgia innocence project (gip) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit. The wisconsin innocence project, or wip, seeks to exonerate the innocent and to train the next generation of legal leaders each year, our team of students, under the. The west virginia innocence project brings together third-year law students and law school faculty and is dedicated to post-conviction litigation and policy reform. The mid-atlantic innocence project (maip) is dedicated to correcting and preventing the conviction of innocent people in dc, maryland, and virginia.
The pennsylvania innocence project is a non-profit organization that works to secure exonerations for the wrongfully convicted. We only accept cases from individuals who are actually innocent therefore, we only take cases in which we expect to find some form of new evidence. The innocence project is a television drama series created by bbc northern ireland and first broadcast on bbc one on november 9, 2006 the series follows the work of. The innocence project exonerates the wrongly convicted through dna testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices.
The montana innocence project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent and preventing wrongful convictions we use dna and other. Your purchase will support the innocence project's work to free the innocent and reform the criminal justice system in the united states thank you. In louisiana and mississippi, the two states with the highest incarceration rates in the world, innocence project new orleans frees innocent prisoners, exposes. Founded in 1999, california innocence project reviews more than 2,500 innocence claims each year the innocence project of california has freed 27 people. What is the innocence project the california innocence project is a law school clinical program dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates.