Quintin Morris Released After 27 Years

Quintin Morris Freed After 27 Years in Prison For A Crime He Did Not Commit Former Governor Brown Commuted Morris’ Sentence and Set Morris Up for Release on Parole Sacramento, January 10, 2019 – Quintin Morris walked out of Folsom State Prison after serving more than...

Horace Roberts Exonerated

Man Kills Wife, Pins it on her Lover Who Spends 20 Years in Prison for Crime He Didn’t Commit Horace Roberts Exonerated as California Innocence Project Solves 20-Year-Old Murder Riverside, October 15, 2018 – After spending more than 20 years in prison for a crime he...

GOV. BROWN SIGNS EYEWITNESS ID REFORM BILL

New Law Requires Best Practices for Conducting Photo & Live Lineups SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2018— Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 923 which mandates statewide use of best practices by law enforcement conducting photo and...

Innocence March 2018

By: Matilda Hurst (Note: CIP encourages summer interns to research and write about criminal justice issues during their time here.  These are the opinions of the interns, and not necessarily that of the California Innocence Project.) Would you walk 100 miles for a...

Governor Brown Signs Post-Conviction Discovery Bill

New Law Provides Innocent People Access to All Materials Available at Trial Sacramento, September 18, 2018 – Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law sponsored by the California Innocence Coalition, a coalition comprised of the California Innocence Project, the...

AmeriWorks Donations | California Innocence Project

Earlier this year, we were approached by AmeriWorks, through the organization Band of Hands, with a unique opportunity – to put our exonerees to work with all expenses paid by AmeriWorks Donations.  This seemed too good to be true.  As many of you probably know,...

Jennifer Gerstenzang | CIP Alumni Spotlight

Jennifer Gerstenzang attended California Western because of her interest in the California Innocence Project. Jennifer participated as a student intern in the Project during her 2L year in 2009-2010. The experience enlightened her to the potential for cruel injustice...

Nikki Semanchik | CIP Alumni Spotlight

One of the main goals of the California Innocence Project (CIP) is to train students to be better lawyers when they graduate and pass the bar exam.  Many people think participating in CIP is only for those interested in criminal law; and even some think it is only for...

Clio Honored CIP with Reisman Award

The California Innocence Project Receives Reisman for Community Advocacy October 3, 2017 The California Innocence Project using cloud-based connectivity to impact the community and make a difference for those wrongfully convicted.  New Orleans, LA – (September...