Faulty Memory

For the last few days, Brian Williams has been criticized for his reporting of a 2003 Iraq war story in which he reported his helicopter was shot by an RPG.  On Wednesday, Williams admitted he had misspoke and misremembered how the incident unfolded.  The truth, as...

Brian Banks, the NFL, and Other Updates

Brian Banks’ Post-Exoneration Years In 2012, the California Innocence Project freed Brian Banks from lifetime registration as a sex offender and ended a long five year term on parole.  By the time CIP got involved, Banks had already served 5 years and 2 months...

Annual Dodgeball Tournament

ANNUAL CIP DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT What: 32 Team Double Elimination Dodgeball Tournament When: January 31, 2015, 2-7 p.m. Where: Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107 Every year, the California Innocence Project hosts a Dodgeball...

A Look Back at 2014

2014 has been an amazing year for us at the California Innocence Project.  Here’s a quick recap of our accomplishments, along with some photos showing our successes: Freed Michael Hanline – Hanline spent 36 years in prison for a murder he did not commit....

Learning from Nick Yarris

By Madison Christian Last Saturday night, I jumped on the Metro Red Line in North Hollywood to make my way down to the CIP vigil at Los Angeles City Hall the purpose of which was to urge Governor Jerry Brown to grant clemency to the California 12. I didn’t have anyone...

Innocence March Vigil Photos and News

The California Innocence Project hosted an Innocence March vigil at LA City Hall on Saturday night to encourage Governor Brown to grant clemency for the California 12 (now 11).  In attendance was Michael Hanline, the first of the California 12 to be freed following...

Matthew and Grace Huang Board Plane for Los Angeles

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          Contact: PR@DavidHouseAgency.com Matthew and Grace Huang Released, Couple Boards Flight En Route to Los Angeles Matthew and Grace Huang finally...

Giving Tuesday

On this Giving Tuesday, consider giving to the California Innocence Project.  Unlike many non-profits, CIP’s administrative overhead is covered by California Western School of Law and several grants.  Thus, 100% of your donation to CIP goes to sponsor the actual...

Innocence March Vigil

The California Innocence Project will host an Innocence March Vigil on December 13th at LA City Hall to encourage Governor Brown to grant clemency for the California 11.  See below for a message from our Director: “Dear Family and Friends of the California 12, I...