Governor Newsom Announces Death Penalty Moratorium

We have been advocating to end the death penalty for many years to avoid executing the innocent, and we couldn’t be more excited that Governor Gavin Newsom will be halting all executions under his watch! The executive order, which the Governor is expected to sign on...

Black History Month 2019

This Black History Month we joined our innocence network colleagues in raising awareness about the Black wrongful conviction experience. We shared research on race and exonerations from the National Registry of Exonerations (NRE), and the stories of our many Black...

March 19: Join A Talk About Edward Humes’ Burned

Spend an evening with the California Innocence Project (CIP) and Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Humes as we discuss his newest book, Burned. Burned follows the case of CIP client, Joann Parks, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her three children in a...

California’s first report on the use of force by law enforcement.

Hold the Applause. By: Matilda Hurst (Note: CIP encourages 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.) “The narrow definition...