At the heart of the Innocence Project is the belief that everyone deserves love, respect, and compassion. Since 1992, we’ve worked to defend innocent people trapped in the criminal justice system, even when it was unpopular and seemed insurmountable.
Twenty-four years later, 347 people have been exonerated by DNA evidence in the U.S. alone and more than 1,500 by other means. We’re also proud that the innocence movement is now an international effort, with nearly 70 independent innocence organizations across the globe.
Today, more than ever, we continue the struggle to secure freedom for the wrongly convicted and reform the system to prevent future injustice. We are also committed to combating the systemic racial and social inequality plaguing the criminal justice system. We will work state-by-state, community-by-community with our allies, including clients and policymakers, across the country to create a more just and fair system.
But we can’t do it alone. Please join us in this critical and pressing struggle.