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...

Independence Day Incarcerated

That day of the year has come again: The Fourth of July, also known as the United States’ Independence Day. On this day, and every other day of the year, our goal here at the California Innocence Project remains the same: Return these rights of Life, Liberty, and the...

Rethinking Rehabilitation

How might we change the way we rehabilitate knowing that the men and women will return to our own communities? Echo Yard is breaking a mentality of what prison “should” be, and instead, challenges the men to adjust to an entirely diverse environment.  July 3, 2018...

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case of Brendan Dassey

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Brendan Dassey, whose fame grew to prominence through the popular Netflix series, Making a Murderer Dassey’s lawyers defend his innocence and further contend that police coerced him into confessing to the murder of...