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ALABAMA

Georgia Innocence Project
2645 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-373-4433


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA cases
  • Georgia and Alabama only
  • willing to consult with an attorney
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

ALASKA

Alaska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 201656
Anchorage, AK 99520-1656
Phone: 907-279-0454
Fax: 907-279-0453

Cases Accepted:

  • cases of actual innocence where evidence exists which might prove that innocence
  • state and federal convictions in Alaska courts
  • 2 years or more left to serve
  • willing to consult with an attorney
  • have exhausted all post-conviction actions in which are entitled to appointed counsel
  • will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, or child abuse cases if the case otherwise meets the above criteria
Innocence Project Northwest
P.O.  Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145

ARIZONA

Justice Project, Inc.
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
PO Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
Phone: 480-727-0009
Fax: 480-727-9157


Cases Accepted:

  • cannot currently be represented or be entitled to representation
  • must be an indigent Arizona inmate
  • no sentence requirements
  • will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, or child abuse cases
Northern Arizona Justice Project
Department of Criminal Justice
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 15005
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5005
Phone: 928-523-9979


Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence in the state of Arizona
  • not restricted to DNA cases
  • priority given to capital cases.


ARKANSAS

Innocence Project Arkansas
School of Law Legal Clinic
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-444-1595

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • must have been convicted in Arkansas
  • preference for long sentences
  • will work with an attorney
Midwestern Innocence Project
Jay Swearingen, Executive Director
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
office@InnocenceProjectMidwest.org

Cases Accepted:
  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska only
  • minimum sentence requirement of 10 years
  • typically won’t work with an attorney

CALIFORNIA

Northern:
Northern California Innocence Project
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422
Phone: 408-554-1945

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Northern California cases only
  • generally at least 3 years left on sentence
  • will consult with an attorney

Others:
Stanford Law Sch.
Nathan Abbot Way at Alvarado Row
Stanford, CA 94305
Prof. Robert Weisberg

California Innocence Protection Program
Office of the Public Defender
555 7th Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Western State University Law School
Criminal Law Practice Center
1111 N State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831
Prof. Brent Romney

Southern:
California Innocence Project
California Western School of Law
Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-525-1485
Fax: 619-615-1443

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • cases from Southern California: Imperial Co., Kern Co., Los Angeles Co., Orange Co., Riverside Co., San Bernardino Co., San Diego Co., San Luis Obispo Co., Santa Barbara Co., and Ventura Co.
  • sentence of more than 3 years
  • will consult



COLORADO

Colorado Innocence Project
ATTN:  Pat Furman
404 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0404
Email: coloradoinnocenceproject@colorado.edu


CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Innocence Project
c/o McCarter & English
Cityplace I
185 Asylum Street, 36th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: 860-275-6140
Fax: 860-275-6141


Cases Accepted:

  • generally DNA cases
  • must have new evidence
  • factual innocence
  • will work with an attorney
  • Connecticut sentences only
  • at least 10 year sentence with 5 years left to serve
New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone:617-305-6505
Fax: 617-523-1231


Cases Accepted:

  • cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence
  • looks for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases

DELAWARE

Office of the Public Defender
Lisa M. Schwind, Director
Carvel State Building
820 French Street, 3rd floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-577-5200

Cases Accepted:

  • post-conviction DNA testing
  • actual innocence
  • Delaware cases only

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4199
Fax: 202-274-4226


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • substantial time left on sentence
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia only

FLORIDA

Innocence Project of Florida
1100 E. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-516-6767
Fax: 850-561-5077

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA only
  • Florida state convictions only
  • no sentence requirements
  • must be in the post-conviction stage
  • willing to work with an attorney
Miami Law Innocence Clinic
3000 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 100
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 305-284-8115
E-mail: umwrongfulconvictions@gmail.com


Cases Accepted:
  • Claims of actual innocence at every stage of the proceeding (i.e. no plea bargain was accepted).
  • No self defense claim, no consensual sex claim, no accessory to the crime claim.
  • Appellate remedies have been exhausted.
  • State of Florida case.
  • Not a death penalty case.
  • There are at least 10 years left on the sentence.
  • Other counsel is not currently retained.
Also of assistance:
Screaming for Sunshine
Forensic investigation of non-DNA cases nationwide
(forensic scientists and investigators-not attorneys)
Gretchen R. Cothron, Director

GEORGIA

Georgia Innocence Project
2645 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-373-4433


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA cases
  • Georgia and Alabama only
  • willing to consult with an attorney

HAWAII

Hawai'i Innocence Project
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
William S. Richardson School of Law
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350
(808) 956-7966

IDAHO

Idaho Innocence Project
Boise State University
Mail Stop 1500
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1515
Phone: 208-426-4207
Fax: 208-426-1040

Cases Accepted:

  • a claim of actual innocence
  • identity should be an issue (wrong person)
  • ideally, there is the possibility of new scientific evidence (DNA evidence)
  • inmate must be through the appeals process (in the case of post conviction/habeas corpus, we can begin our involvement)
  • inmate is not currently represented

ILLINOIS

Center on Wrongful Convictions
Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-502-3291
Fax: 312-502-8977

Cases Accepted:

  • persons with claims of actual innocence who have more than 10 years remaining on their prison terms
  • DNA and non-DNA cases



Downstate Illinois Innocence Project
Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
MS Public Affairs Center 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
Phone: 217-206-6569
Fax: 217-206-7397


Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • not limited to DNA cases


Medill Innocence Project
Medill School of Journalism
Northwestern University
1845 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-5840


Cases Accepted:

  • cases only within 250 miles of Evanston, IL with preference to cases within 100 miles
  • murder cases only
  • actual innocence only
  • will not take arson, shaken baby syndrome, or child abuse cases
The Exoneration Project
Jon Loevy, Director
312 N. May Street, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60607



The Chicago Innocence Project
205 West Monroe Street, Suite 315
Chicago, IL  60606
Phone: 312-263-6213

The Chicago Innocence Project investigates cases in which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit, with priority to murder cases that resulted in sentences of death or life without parole.

INDIANA

Wrongful Conviction Clinic
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
530 W. New York Street, Room 111
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
Phone: 317-274-5551


Cases Accepted:

  • Indiana inmates only
  • DNA and non-DNA cases with preference for DNA cases
  • willing to consult with an attorney
  • will take arson cases and may consider shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases

IOWA

Innocence Project of Iowa
P.O. Box 93
Estherville, Iowa 51335


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • conviction must have been in Iowa state or federal court
  • preference for substantial sentence lengths
  • has the capacity to consult with an attorney to an extent


Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska only
  • minimum sentence requirement of 10 years
  • typically won’t work with an attorney

KANSAS

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska only
  • minimum sentence requirement of 10 years
  • typically won’t work with an attorney

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Innocence Project
Department of Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Ste. 301
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-3948

Cases Accepted:

  • must have new evidence
  • DNA and non-DNA
  • must have 10 years on sentence with 3 years remaining
  • Kentucky state conviction only
University of Kentucky Innocence Project Externship
Roberta M. Harding, Professor of Law
University of Kentucky College of Law
209 Law Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0048

LOUISIANA

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Charles Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902
Fax: 504-943-1905


Cases Accepted:

  • the prisoner claims they are factually innocent of the crime for which they are imprisoned. IPNO does not take cases of legal innocence, self-defense or cases in which the applicant is guilty of a lesser charge
  • the prisoner was convicted in Louisiana or South Mississippi
  • the prisoner has exhausted the direct appeal process
  • the prisoner is serving a life or near life sentence. Due to limited resources, IPNO does not consider cases in which the applicant has less than ten years remaining on his/her sentence
  • the prisoner is not serving a sentence on an unrelated charge that will prevent his/her release if exonerated
  • the prisoner is indigent. IPNO never charges clients and will not represent applicants who can pay for an attorney
Innocence Project of Northwest Louisiana
400 Travis Street, Suite 1222
Shreveport, LA  71101

MAINE

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone:617-305-6505
Fax: 617-523-1231

Cases Accepted:

  • cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence
  • looks for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases

MARYLAND

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4199
Fax: 202-274-4226

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • substantial time left on sentence
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia only
University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic
40 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-837-6543
Fax: 410-837-4776

Cases Accepted:

  • person was convicted in a Maryland state court
  • will take DNA and non-DNA cases

Maryland Office of the Public Defender Innocence Project

Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland
201 E. Baltimore St. Ste. 1600
Baltimore, MD 21202

MASSACHUSETTS

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone:617-305-6505
Fax: 617-523-1231

Cases Accepted:

  • cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence
  • looks for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases

Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108

Cases Accepted: DNA and non-DNA cases

Justice Brandeis Innocence Project
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
Brandeis Universeity
415 South Street, MS 043
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 781-736-4953
Fax: 781-736-5030

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • cases are generally referred by New England Innocence Project but also will accept referrals from individuals and attorneys
  • New England primarily; will consider cases of national significance outside New England
  • no sentence requirements
  • willing to consult with an attorney when appropriate

MICHIGAN

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Ave.
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
Phone: 517-371-5140

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA cases only
Michigan Innocence Clinic
1029 Legal Research Building
625 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-9353
Fax: 734-764-8242

Cases Accepted:

  • non-DNA evidence only

MINNESOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2205
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-3152

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA claims in Minnesota
  • DNA only in North Dakota and South Dakota
  • must have substantial time left on sentence
  • willing to consult with an attorney
  • actual innocence

MISSISSIPPI

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Charles Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: 504-943-1902
Fax: 504-943-1905

Cases Accepted:

  • the prisoner claims they are factually innocent of the crime for which they are imprisoned. IPNO does not take cases of legal innocence, self-defense or cases in which the applicant is guilty of a lesser charge
  • the prisoner was convicted in Louisiana or South Mississippi
  • the prisoner has exhausted the direct appeal process
  • the prisoner is serving a life or near life sentence. Due to limited resources, IPNO does not consider cases in which the applicant has less than ten years remaining on his/her sentence
  • the prisoner is not serving a sentence on an unrelated charge that will prevent his/her release if exonerated
  • the prisoner is indigent. IPNO never charges clients and will not represent applicants who can pay for an attorney
Mississippi Innocence Project
University of Mississippi School of Law
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
Phone: 662-915-5206

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Mississippi only
  • cannot be currently represented

MISSOURI

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska only
  • minimum sentence requirement of 10 years
  • typically won’t work with an attorney


MONTANA

Montana Innocence Project
P.O. Box 7607
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-544-6698

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • state or federal convictions in Montana
  • no sentence requirements, but length is taken into account
  • willing to consult with an attorney
  • must have exhausted the appeals process


NEBRASKA

Nebraska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 24183
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: 402-280-3062

Cases Accepted:

  • only DNA cases in Nebraska
  • will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome or child abuse cases with DNA
Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska only
  • minimum sentence requirement of 10 years
  • typically won’t work with an attorney

NEVADA

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-355-1888

Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • DNA and non-DNA
  • must have been convicted in Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming
  • must have at least 7 years left on sentence
  • must have completed direct appeals
  • cannot be represented by counsel

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone:617-305-6505
Fax: 617-523-1231

Cases Accepted:

  • cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence
  • looks for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases

NEW JERSEY

Centurion Ministries *
221 Witherspoon Street 
Princeton, NJ  08542

* Accepts cases from across the United States & Canada

The Last Resort Innocence Project
Lesley C. Risinger, Director
Seton Hall University School of Law
One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102
973-642-8087
lesley.risinger@shu.edu

Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • DNA and non-DNA
  • must have been convicted in New Jersey

NEW MEXICO

Univ. of New Mexico Sch. of Law
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Profs. April Land, Barbara Bergman, Rob Schwartz
(505) 277-5265

NEW YORK

Innocence Project
100 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-364-5340
Fax: 212-364-5341

Cases Accepted:

  • Cases throughout United States
  • DNA only
  • Actual innocence only
  • Will consider arson cases only if there is probative biological evidence to test, shaken baby syndrom cases only if there is a viable alternate homicide suspect, and child abuse cases only if there is a viable alternate scenario and there are no allegations of ongoing abuse in the past
Second Look Program
Professor Will Hellerstein
Daniel Medwed
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-402-4100
Fax: 212-402-4199


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • New York cases only
  • no minimum sentence requirement
  • cannot engage in substantial consultation
  • client must be assigned to OAD on appeal

The Exoneration Initiative
350 Broadway, Suite 1207
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-965-9335
Fax: 212-965-9375

Cases Accepted:

  • New York State cases
  • specialize in non-DNA cases, but will accept DNA cases
Pace Post-Conviction Project
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
Phone: 914-422-4230

Cases Accepted:

  • non-DNA cases unless there’s a co-defendant and the case can be done jointly with the Innocence Project
  • Looks for arson, shaken baby syndrome, and child abuse cases
Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice
538 Westchester Avenue
Rye Brook, NY  10573



Cases Accepted:


  • Actual innocence claims only
  • Only cases that originated within 50 mile radius of mid-town Manhattan

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
P.O. Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717-2446
Phone: 919-489-3268
Fax: 919-489-3285

Cases Accepted:

  • North Carolina DNA and non-DNA cases, typically with 3 years left in the sentence, but exceptions are made
  • will look for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases, and may consider child abuse cases
Wake Forest University Law School and Innocence and Justice Clinic
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
336-758-6111 (o)
336-758-4496 (f)

Cases Accepted: DNA cases only

Law schools in North Carolina that investigate claims of innocence are Campbell University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina, N.C. Central University, Elon University, and the Charlotte School of Law. Contact the individual law school for application information.


The Duke Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility
Duke University School of Law
P.O. Box 90360
Durham, NC 27708
919-613-7241 (o)
919-613-7158 (f)

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases in North Carolina
  • May assist the Palmetto Innocence Project in South Carolina on cases upon request and on a limited basis

NORTH DAKOTA

Innocence Project of Minnesota
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2205
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-3152

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA claims in Minnesota
  • DNA only in North Dakota and South Dakota
  • must have substantial time left on sentence
  • willing to consult with an attorney
  • actual innocence

OHIO

Ohio Innocence Project
University of Cincinnati College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnatti, OH 45221-0020
Phone: 513-556-0752

Cases Accepted:

  • Actual innocence
  • Ohio only
  • DNA and non-DNA only
Also of assistance:
Martin Yant
1000 Urlin Ave., Suite 1821
Columbus, OH 43212
Office: 614-481-1941
www.aceofohio.com


OKLAHOMA

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza, #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: 816-221-2166


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA
  • Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Nebraska only
  • minimum sentence requirement of 10 years
  • typically won’t work with an attorney
Texas Innocence Network
University of Houston Law School
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060
Phone: 713-743-7552

Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • not restricted to DNA cases
Coming in Fall, 2010: Oklahoma City University School of Law to add innocence project as clinical program.

OREGON

Oregon Innocence Project
P.O. Box 40588
Portland, Oregon 97240 
503-768-7321 
info@ojrc.org

Anticipated Start Date: April 2014


OIP is currently not accepting cases at this time, but looks forward to being able to do so soon.


PENNSYLVANIA

Innocence Institute of Point Park University
The Point Park Innocence Institute will close at the end of the spring, 2012 semester for lack of funding.  See Editorial by student journalist Cody McDevitt.

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-4255

Cases Accepted:

  • acutal innocence
  • convicted in Pennsylvania
  • may consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, and child abuse cases
Duquesne Law Post-Conviction DNA Project 
John T. Rago;
Joseph Sabino Mistick, Clinical Director 
600 Forbes Avenue, 632 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-4704 /(412) 396-5287 (fax)

RHODE ISLAND

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone:617-305-6505
Fax: 617-523-1231

Cases Accepted:

  • cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence
  • looks for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases

SOUTH CAROLINA

Palmetto Innocence Project
P.O. Box 11623
Columbia, SC 29211
Phone: 803-779-0005

Cases Accepted:

  • the purpose of the Palmetto Innocence Project is to provide charitable pro bono legal assistance to prisoners convicted of serious crimes in South Carolina where cognizable claims of actual innocence or contentions of serious injustice in the criminal process exist, and to provide educational opportunities to law and journalism students in assisting attorneys an law and journalism professors in representing prisoners who would otherwise be financially incapable of obtaining legal assistance

SOUTH DAKOTA

Innocence Project of South Dakota
USD School of Law
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-677-5361
Fax: 605-677-5417

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • must be at least 8 years more left on sentence
  • will consult with an attorney
  • state cases only
Innocence Project of Minnesota
1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-D2205
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-3152


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA claims in Minnesota
  • DNA only in North Dakota and South Dakota
  • must have substantial time left on sentence
  • willing to consult with an attorney
  • actual innocence

TENNESSEE

Tennessee Innocence/Wrongful Conviction Clinic
University of Tennessee College of Law
Clinical Programs, Suite 83
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee  37996-1810
Phone: 865-974-2331
Fax: 865-974-6782

Cases Accepted:
  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • state cases only

TEXAS

Texas Innocence Network
University of Houston Law School
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060
Phone: 713-743-7552

Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • not restricted to DNA cases


Texas Center for Actual Innocence
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-232-1463

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA Texas cases only
  • felony convictions only
  • can consult with an attorney
  • post-conviction cases only

Innocence Project of Texas
1511 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: 806-744-6525
Fax: 806-744-6480

Cases Accepted:

  • only felonies
  • only Texas convictions
  • DNA & non-DNA
  • must have exhausted direct state appeals
Wesleyan Innocence Project
Texas Wesleyan Univesity School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102


Innocence Project
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Shawn M. McDonald, Clinical Instructor
(713) 313-1130 phone
(713) 313-1191 fax

UTAH

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-355-1888

Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • DNA and non-DNA
  • must have been convicted in Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming
  • must have at least 7 years left on sentence
  • must have completed direct appeals
  • cannot be represented by counsel

VERMONT

New England Innocence Project
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone:617-305-6505
Fax: 617-523-1231

Cases Accepted:

  • cases adjudicated in one of the six New England states in which the inmate has a claim of factual innocence
  • looks for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases and may consider child abuse cases

VIRGINIA

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4199
Fax: 202-274-4226


Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • substantial time left on sentence
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia only
Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
50 Massie Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-924-7315

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • Virginia state only
  • no sentence requirements
  • willing to consult with an attorney
Institute for Actual Innocence
University of Richmond School of Law
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA  23173
Prof. Mary Kelly Tate, Director

WASHINGTON

Innocence Project Northwest Clinic
University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 89145-1110
Phone: 206-543-5780

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • Washington state only
  • at least 5 years left on sentence
  • must be claiming actual innocence
Idaho Innocence Project
Boise State University
Mail Stop 1500
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1515
Phone: 208-426-4207
Fax: 208-426-1040

Cases Accepted:

  • a claim of actual innocence
  • identity should be an issue (wrong person)
  • ideally, there is the possibility of new scientific evidence (DNA evidence)
  • inmate must be through the appeals process (in the case of post conviction/habeas corpus, we can begin our involvement)
  • inmate is not currently represented

WEST VIRGINIA

Innocence Project at WVU
P.O. Box 6130
Morgantown, WV 26506
Prof. Valena Beety, Director
(304) 293-7520 (voice)
(304) 293-6891 (fax)

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Innocence Project (WI and the upper midwest)
University of Wisconsin — Madison
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1399
Phone: 608-265-1160
Fax: 608-263-3380

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
  • a minimum of seven years left to serve
  • generally Wisconsin cases but will look at cases from neighboring states, or beyond in exceptional circumstances
  • will consult with an attorney
  • will look for arson and shaken baby syndrome cases, and may accept child abuse cases

WYOMING

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-355-1888


Cases Accepted:

  • actual innocence
  • DNA and non-DNA
  • must have been convicted in Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming
  • must have at least 7 years left on sentence
  • must have completed direct appeals
  • cannot be represented by counsel

AUSTRALIA

Griffith University Innocence Project
Law School
Gold Coast Campus
Griffith University
Queensland, Australia 4222
Phone: +61-7-55-528527

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA cases
  • others will be considered in exceptional circumstances

Sellenger Centre Criminal Justice Review Project
The Sellenger Centre
The School of Law and Justice
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, WA 6027
Australia
Phone: 08-6304-5415

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases
The Western Australia Innocence Project
PO Box 756
Balcatta  6914, Australia



NEW ZEALAND

Innocence Project New Zealand
School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand

Cases Accepted:

IPNZ will consider any case where a defendant has been tried, convicted, and appealed that conviction in New Zealand, including DNA and non-DNA cases
  • will not consider:
    • cases that have not been appealed or that are waiting an appeal decision
    • cases where a person was convicted on evidence that is solely on a matter of consent
    • cases in which the defendant admits to a lesser charge or is seeking a reduction in sentence

CANADA

University of British Columbia Law Innocence Project
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T-1Z1
Canada
Phone: 604-822-3151

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA or non-DNA
  • indictable offense
  • federal term of imprisonment must be over 2 years
  • appealed or attempted to appeal to court of appeal
  • no other agency or lawyer currently reviewing case
York University Innocence Project
Professor Alan Young
Osgoode Hall Law School, Room 118A
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
1-416-736-5604/fax: 1-416-650-4321
innocent@yorku.ca

Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)
111 Peter Street, Suite 626
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1
Canada
Phone: 800-249-1329
Fax: 416-203-9088

Cases Accepted:

  • claims of innocence primarily in homicide cases
UNITED KINGDOM


Innocent
Dept. 54
P. O. Box 282
Oldham OL1 3FY
e-mail: innocent@uk2.net

INNOCENT is a Manchester-based organisation which supports and campaigns for innocent people in prison.

University of Leeds Innocence Project
University of Leeds School of Law
20 Lyddon Terrace
Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
Phone: 0113-343-5026

Cases Accepted:

  • DNA and non-DNA cases only
  • priority given to young offenders and women
  • sexual assault/rape cases only rarely accepted
  • may consider shaken baby syndrome or child abuse cases, depending on the nature of the any potential new evidence
Innocence Network UK (INUK)
University of Bristol - School of Law
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)117-954-5314

*the INUK is an umbrella organisation for over 20 member innocence projects in universities throughout the UK


Cases Accepted:

  • Claims of actual innocence (i.e. we do not work on cases where it is claimed that convictions for murder should have been for manslaughter), priority given to post-tariff prisoners maintaining innocence, although alleged innocence victims of wrongful conviction that have been released from prison on “life licence” or who may not have received a custodial sentence are eligible for allocation to member innocence projects, must have completed the appeals process, priority given to applicants without legal representation, but will work on cases with an existing legal team if they are willing to be assisted by a member innocence project

England and Wales:
Miscarriages of Justice Organisation
52, Outmore Road
Sheldon,
BIRMINGHAM
B33 OXL
phone: 0121 789 8443
mojonational@aol.com


Scotland:

Miscarriage of Justice Organisation-Scotland
GMAC Centre, Third Floor
34, Albion Street,
GLASGOW
G1 1LH
phone: 0141 552 7253
mojoscotland@mac.com


 
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