The California Innocence Project is often asked to assist in matters that are outside of our scope of service due to the Project’s limited resources. Listed are some resources that may assist an inmate or someone advocating on behalf of an inmate in various legal matters.
To see a complete list of exonerations in the United States, visit the National Registry Database: https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/about.aspx
Assistance with an innocence claim where the conviction occurred in a northern California county: contact the Northern California Innocence Project online at www.law.scu.edu/ncip or call them at (408) 554-1945
Assistance with locating an inmate within the California prison system: use the online Inmate Locator Service at www.inmatelocator.cdcr.gov or call them at (916) 445-6713
Assistance with addressing unfavorable conditions or matters within a prison: contact the Prison Law Office online at www.prisonlaw.com or write them at Prison Law Office, General Delivery, San Quentin, CA 94964 or visit the Prison Policy Initiative online for various prisoner rights issues at www.prisonpolicy.org
Assistance with finding a pro bono (free of charge) attorney in California: visit the California State Bar online at www.apps.americanbar.org or call them at (415) 538-2000
Assistance with locating the current contact information of your attorney: visit the California State Bar online at www.calbar.org and utilize the Attorney Search bar on the top left of the home page
Shaken Baby Sydrome (SBS) information: visit the SBS blog online at http://onsbs.com