What Does the Innocence Project Do?

The Innocence Project is a non-profit organization that works to exonerate individuals who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. They only accept post-conviction appeal cases where DNA testing can prove innocence. If the case doesn't include biological or DNA testing, Innocence Network may be able to provide more extensive legal and research assistance. The Innocence Project has handled a wide range of cases, with 43% of their clients being exonerated, 42% having their guilt confirmed, and the evidence being inconclusive or evidentiary in 15%.

By entering your phone number, you agree to receive regular text messages from the Innocence Project. In addition to working on behalf of those who may have been wrongfully convicted, the Innocence Project also carries out research and promotional activities related to the causes of wrongful convictions. They collaborate with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, legislators, and other programs to prevent further wrongful convictions. Every year, around 2,400 prisoners write to the Innocence Project and they evaluate between 6,000 and 8,000 potential cases.

In nearly half of these cases, DNA testing reconfirms the client's culpability.

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