Christopher Lawson | CIP Alumni Spotlight

Christopher Lawson, former CIP clinical intern, shares how CIP helped shape who he is as a lawyer today. Christopher is now a prosecutor with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office. My time with the California Innocence Project, without question, helped mold...

Sitting Courtside with the Los Angeles Lakers

Years ago if you asked Timothy Atkins, Kimberly Long, Rafael Madrigal, and Guy Miles if they thought they would ever have the chance to shake hands with Los Angeles Lakers Coach Luke Walton, they would have said, “no way.” But just a few weeks ago, they did. Through a...

Be An #XONR8R: Even the Smallest Action Has an Impact

Support comes in many forms. Whether big or small, every action you take helps us free the wrongfully convicted. While the staff and students at the California Innocence Project command the courtroom and lead investigations into our clients’ cases, we rely on...

Who Are the California 12?

“These are citizens of the state of California who were denied due process, who were not given fair trials, who have compelling cases of innocence, who are just like you and me, except they had the unfortunate circumstance of going to prison for something they didn’t...

Innocence March Done, Fight for Freedom Marches On

Supporters gathered at Tower Bridge in Sacramento on Sunday to join Justin Brooks, Director of the California Innocence Project, for the last leg of his 100-mile Innocence March. Raising their voices and posters saying “#XONR8,” “Free the CA 12,” and displaying large...