The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
Today marks the end of a very long ordeal for four Chicago men who were unjustly convicted as teenagers. After 17 years, Michael Saunders, Harold Richardson, Vincent Thames and Terrill Swift—have finally been exonerated of the 1994 murder of Nina Glover. The State’s Attorney’s Office announced at a hearing today that they are dismissing the indictments against the four men. The decision follows a judge’s November 2011 order to vacate the four convictions.
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, the son of assassinated Black Panther Deputy Chairman Fred Hampton Sr. and Comrade Mother Akua Njeri - is the founder of the Prisoners Of Conscience Committee. Chairman Fred Jr.
Twenty-five years after Herb Whitlock and Gordon "Randy" Steidl were sent to prison on murder charges that were eventually dropped, a federal appeals court has cleared the way for a lawsuit the two men filed against law enforcement officers they...
We ask for your support to free Davontae, there has been an unprecedented media black out in this case, given it's high profile status the Media has consistently ignored this young child's fight, we ask why?
Justice for Christy Clinton Phillips CDC# W-94100. Christy Phillips CDC# W-94100 is unjustly convicted and currrently housed at Central California Women Facility. Christy was convicted in 2002 of an elderly woman's murder that occurred in ...
As of late December, Patrick Pursley, an Illinois inmate found guilty of first-degree murder in a 1993 attempted robbery and sentenced to life in prison, was waiting for results of a post-conviction ballistics test result that could exonerate him.
So were Jenner & Block attorneys Andrew Vail, Robert Stauffer and Kyle Palazzolo and staff members of Northwestern University School of Law's Center on Wrongful Convictions.