California Innocence Project

National Innocence Network

If your conviction occured outside of Southern California (Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Riverside, or Ventura), please contact an Innocence Network Member Organization in your area:


ALASKA

Alaska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 201656
Anchorage, AK 99520-1656
Phone: 907-279-0454
Fax: 907-279-0453
Cases Accepted: 

·         cases of actual innocence in Alaska

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         two or more years left to serve

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, or child abuse cases


ARIZONA

Arizona Justice Project 
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
PO Box 875920
Tempe, AZ 85287-5920
Phone: 602-258-1702
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Arizona

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, or child abuse cases

Arizona Innocence Project
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 15005
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5005
Phone: 928-523-7028 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Arizona

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         eight or more years left to serve

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases


ARKANSAS

Innocence Project Arkansas 
School of Law Legal Clinic
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-444-1595
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Arkansas

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements (preference for long sentences)

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         must be in custody, but no time requirement


CALIFORNIA

California Innocence Project
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-525-1485
Fax: 619-615-1443
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Southern California: Imperial Co., Kern Co., Los Angeles Co., Orange Co., Riverside Co., San Bernardino Co., San Diego Co., San Luis Obispo Co., Santa Barbara Co., and Ventura Co.

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         three or more years left to serve

Northern California Innocence Project

Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422
Phone: 408-554-1945
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Northern California

·         DNA and non-DNA case

·         three or more years left to serve (generally)

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases
 

 

COLORADO

Colorado Innocence Project
404 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0404


CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Innocence Project 
c/o McCarter & English
Cityplace I
185 Asylum Street, 36th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-275-6140
Fax: 860-275-6141
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Connecticut

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         five or more years left to serve with at least 10-year sentence

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109 
Phone:617-305-6505 
Fax: 617-523-1231
Cases Accepted:

·         cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states (Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut) in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         must be in custody, but no time requirement

·         will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases


DELAWARE

Office of the Public Defender, State of Delaware
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilimington, DE 19801 
Phone: 302-577-5160
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Delaware

·         DNA cases only


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20056
Phone: 202-994-4586 
 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

·         will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases, and may consider child abuse cases


FLORIDA

Innocence Project of Florida
1100 E. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-516-6767
Fax: 850-561-5077
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Florida

·         DNA cases only

·         no sentence requirements

University of Miami Law Innocence Clinic
3000 Bisayne Blvd., Ste. 100
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 305-284-1362 (o)
Fax: 305-284-6619 (f)
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Florida

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         nine or more years left to serve

 

GEORGIA

Georgia Innocence Project
2645 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-373-4433
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Georgia

·         DNA cases only (but will consider all forensic evidence cases)

·         no sentence requirements

·         will consider arson cases and may consider shaken baby syndrome cases; will not consider child abuse cases


HAWAI'I

Hawai'i Innocence Project
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6547
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Hawaii

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirementts


IDAHO

Idaho Innocence Project
Boise State University
Mail Stop 1500
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1515
Phone: 208-426-4207 
Fax: 208-426-1040
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Idaho and eastern Oregon

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements


ILLINOIS

Life After Innocence
Loyola University School of Law
25 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611 
Phone: 312-915-8609
Cases Accepted:

·         Illinois exonerees only

·         post-exoneree legal and social support from both DNA and non-DNA cases

Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-502-3291
Fax: 312-502-8977 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Illinois, Indiana, and southwest Michigan, but also frorm any jurisdiction in which there is no innocence effort

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         10 or more years left to serve

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases

Illinois Innocence Project
Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
MS Public Affairs Center 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Phone: 217-206-6569
Fax: 217-206-7397 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Illinois

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         four or more years left to serve

Medill Innocence Project
Medill School of Journalism
Northwestern University
1845 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-5840
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence within 250 miles of Evanston, IL, with preference to cases within 100 miles

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         investigative/journalism services only

 

INDIANA

Wrongful Conviction Clinic
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
530 W. New York Street, Room 111
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
Phone: 317-274-5551
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Indiana

·         DNA and non-DNA cases (preference for DNA cases)

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, and child abuse cases


IOWA

Innocence Project of Iowa
P.O. Box 93 
Estherville, Iowa 51335
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Iowa

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements (preference for substantial sentence lengths)

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
(see Arkansas)


KANSAS

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
(see Arkansas)

 

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Innocence Project
Department of Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Ste. 301
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-3948
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Kentucky

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements


LOUISIANA

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902
Fax: 504-943-1905
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Louisiana and South Mississippi

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         10 or more years left to serve

Resurrection After Exoneration
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902
Fax: 504-943-1905
Cases Accepted:

·         exoneree-led organization that provides housing, job training and employment-readiness skill, computer training, counseling and healthcare for exonerees in the southeast U.S. (Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi)


MAINE

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109 
(see Connecticut)


MARYLAND

University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic
40 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-837-6543 
Fax: 410-837-4776
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Maryland

·         DNA and non-DNA cases


Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20056
Phone: 202-994-4586 

Cases Accepted:

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         substantial time left on sentence

·         District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia only


MASSACHUSETTS

Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-842-6212 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Massachusetts

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Justice Brandeis Innocence Project
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
Brandeis Universeity
415 South Street, MS 043
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 781-736-4953 
Fax: 781-736-5030 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in New England (will consider cases outside of New England if they have a national significance or very compelling facts and that would benefit from investigative reporting)

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         20 or more years left to serve

·         investigative/journalism services only

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(See Connecticut)


MICHIGAN

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Ave. 
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901 
Phone: 517-371-5140
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Michigan

·         DNA cases only

·         must be in custody, but no time requirement

Michigan Innocence Clinic
701 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 
Phone: 734-763-9353 
Fax: 734-764-8242
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Michigan

·         non-DNA cases only

·         no sentence requirements


MINNESOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
1600 Utica Avenue, Ste. 140
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 
Phone: 651-523-3152
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota

·         DNA (Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota) and non-DNA (Minnesota) cases

·         no sentence requirements


MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Innocence Project
University of Mississippi School of Law
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-5206
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Mississippi and Northern Louisiana

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Charles Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
(see Louisiana)


MISSOURI

Midwest Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166
(see Arkansas)


MONTANA

Montana Innocence Project
P.O. Box 7607
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-544-6698
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Montana

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 24183 
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: 402-280-3062
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Nebraska

·         DNA cases only

·         must be in custody, but no time requirement

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases (with DNA)

NEVADA

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102 
Phone: 801-355-1888
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Nevada, Wyoming or Utah

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         seven or more years left to serve


NEW HAMPSHIRE

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
(see Connecticut)

 

NEW MEXICO

Innocence and Justice Project at the University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 88112
Phone:505-277-2671 (o)
Fax: 505-277-4367
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in New Mexico

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

NEW YORK

The Exoneration Initiative
350 Broadway, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-965-9335
Fax: 212-965-9375
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in New York

·         DNA and non-DNA cases (specializes in non-DNA)

·         no sentence requirements

Innocence Project
40 Worth St., Suite 701
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-364-5340
Fax: 212-364-5341
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in the United States

·         DNA cases only

·         no sentence requirements

Pace Post-Conviction Project
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603Phone: 914-422-4230 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in New York

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-402-4100
Fax: 212-402-4199
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in New York where client is assigned to OAD on appeal

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         No sentence requirements


NORTH CAROLINA

The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
Duke University School of Law
210 Science Drive
P.O. Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708
919-613-7241 (o)
919-613-7158 (f)
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in North Carolina

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         three or more years left to serve

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
P.O. Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717-2446 
Phone: 919-489-3268
Fax: 919-489-3285
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in North Carolina

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         typically limit to those in custody, but exceptions are made

·         will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases, and may consider child abuse cases

Wake Forest University Law School and Innocence and Justice Clinic
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
336-758-6111 (o)
336-758-4496 (f)
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in North Carolina

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements


NORTH DAKOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2205
St. Paul, MN 55104
(See Minnesota)

 

OHIO

Ohio Innocence Project
University of Cincinnati College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnatti, OH 45221-0020 
Phone: 513-477-5668 
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Ohio

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Office of the Ohio Public Defender, Wrongful Conviction Project
250 East Broad Street
Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-5394 (o)
614-644-0708 (f)
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Ohio

·         non-DNA cases only

·         10 or more years left to serve


OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Innocence Project
Oklahoma City University School of Law
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
Phone: 405-208-6161
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Oklahoma

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements


PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4255
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Pennsylvania

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

·         will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, and child abuse cases

Witness to Innocence
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cases Accepted:

·         Exonerees that were on death row only

·         Post-exoneree financial and social support from both DNA and non-DNA cases


RHODE ISLAND

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109 
(See Connecticut)


SOUTH CAROLINA

No Coverage


SOUTH DAKOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2205
St. Paul, MN 55104
(See Minnesota)


TENNESSEE

No Coverage


TEXAS

Innocence Project of Texas
1511 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: 806-744-6525
Fax: 806-744-6480
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Texas

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Texas Center for Actual Innocence
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Texas

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence Project
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-313-1139
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Texas

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Wesleyan Innocence Project
Texas Wesleyan Univesity School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Texas (preference for North Texas)

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements)

 

UTAH

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(See Nevada)

 

VERMONT

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109 
(See Connecticut)


VIRGINIA

Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
580 Massie Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-924-7315
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Virginia

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         no sentence requirements

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20056
Phone: 202-994-4586 

(See Maryland)

 

WASHINGTON

Innocence Project Northwest Clinic
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 89145-1110
Phone: 206-543-5780
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Washington (state)

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         five or more years left to serve


WASHINGTON, D.C.

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20056
Phone: 202-994-4586 

(see Maryland)


WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Innocence Project
West Virginia University College of Law
P.O. Box 6130
Phone: 304-293-7294
Fax: 608-263-3380
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in West Virginia

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         three or more years left to serve

·         will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases

 

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Innocence Project 
University of Wisconsin — Madison
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1399
Phone: 608-265-1160
Fax: 608-263-3380
Cases Accepted:

·         cases of actual innocence in Wisconsin (will look at cases from neighboring states, or beyond in exceptional circumstances)

·         DNA and non-DNA cases

·         must be in custody, but no time requirement

·         will look for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases, and may consider child abuse cases


WYOMING

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(See Nevada)

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