Happy Holidays from all of us at the Innocence Project!
It was an eventful year in the innocence movement – reforms addressing the root causes of wrongful conviction were passed in 13 states, and we saw more than a dozen people exonerated by DNA testing (while at least 10 others were released and wait for their exonerations to become official). The people freed this year by DNA testing are spending the holiday season at home for the first time in years.
Steve Barnes told us recently that the holidays were a particularly depressing time inside, and that it “feels like a miracle” to be home with his family.
Read more about Barnes and the exonerated of 2008 here
, and please consider
making a tax-deductible donation
to support our work in the coming year. All gifts until December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar.