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...

Michael Hanline Released After 36 Years of Wrongful Incarceration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   First of the California 12 Released from Prison after 36 Years Mike Hanline served longest wrongful incarceration in California history   VENTURA, November 24, 2014 – Michael Hanline walked out of custody a free man today after being...

Michael Hanline’s Conviction Reversed – Release Expected Monday

California Innocence Project Client’s Conviction Reversed After 36 Years Longest Wrongful Incarceration in California History – First of the California 12 To Be Released Ventura, November 18, 2014 – A judge has overturned the conviction of Michael Hanline, convicted...

CIP Client Roeling Adams Paroled After 28 Years Behind Bars

Today, CIP client Roeling Adams walked out of San Quentin State Prison after 28 years in prison.  Adams was wrongfully convicted of a shooting in 1986, despite providing an alibi at trial.  The main witness against Roeling at his trial subsequently recanted his...

Death Penalty Infographic

Below is another Death Penalty Infographic sent over to us.  Given the 4% figure released yesterday, Texas should have granted clemency to more than 20 innocent people (not just 2).  The only way the US will find itself off the “Top 5 Countries” list is if...

New Study: Death Row Sentences Likely Include 4% Innocent People

We have long thought about how frequent wrongful convictions are occurring in this country.  A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences conservatively pinned death row wrongful convictions at just over 4%.  The percentage...