William Richards Released From Prison After 23 Year Nightmare

William Richards Released From Prison After 23 Year Nightmare California Innocence Project Client Exonerated Last Month By California Supreme Court San Bernardino, June 22, 2016 – William Richards walked out of the West Valley Detention Center a free man after...

Kim Long Exonerated After Seven Years in Prison

Southern California Mother Exonerated of Murder After Failures in Criminal Justice System Exposed California Innocence Project Client Kimberly Long Spent Seven Years in Prison Riverside, June 10, 2016 – On Friday morning, Riverside Superior Court Judge Patrick Magers...

Bill Richards’ Conviction Reversed

California Supreme Court Reverses Conviction of William Richards Wrongful conviction based largely on discredited bite mark science San Diego, May 26, 2016 – In a unanimous 7-0 decision, the California Supreme Court published an opinion today reversing the conviction...

California Death Penalty

California Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act On 2016 November Ballot Yesterday, supporters of the California Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016 turned in over 590,000 signatures that will allow the proposed ballot initiative to be on the November 2016...

California Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016

Today, a group of California prosecutors announced the “California Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016,” which will appear on the November ballot and which will allow California voters to decide whether it is a good idea to exponentially increase the...

Innocence Conference 2017

Innocence Conference 2017 The Innocence Network Conference is coming to San Diego next year! Every year, exonerees, advocates, attorneys, and supporters get together to celebrate exonerations and put on sessions to help further our mission.  We’re very happy to...

San Diego District Attorney Launches Conviction Review Unit

Today, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced the creation of a formal Conviction Review Unit.  The unit, named for the late George “Woody” Clarke, will be staffed by two full-time attorneys from the office.  The unit will screen cases...

She Didn’t Start the Fire

If you’ve been following our current cases, then you may be familiar with JoAnn Parks.  On April 9th, 1989, a fire erupted in the Parks residence, leading to the death of her three children.  Two and half years later, the police arrested JoAnn under the theory that...