The Innocence Project provides pro-bono post-conviction legal assistance to individuals who are seeking to prove their innocence with DNA testing and works to enact the reforms needed to protect innocent Americans from wrongful prosecution and incarceration.
Since 1989, more than 324 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 30 who pleaded guilty to crimes they did not commit and 20 who served time on death row. The Innocence Project provided direct representation or critical assistance in 173 of these cases.
Each wrongful conviction represents a tragic lapse of our nation’s commitment to ensuring the freedom and safety of its people. Yet each exoneration proves that we can address the systemic defects that have been proven to lead to the conviction of innocent men and women.
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