How to Submit a Case to the Innocence Project


If you’re looking for legal representation for yourself or someone else, the Innocence Project may be able to help. The Innocence Project only accepts cases in which post-conviction DNA testing can provide conclusive proof of innocence.

If you believe the case qualifies, please send a letter with the following information:

  • The name of the defendant, inmate number and address
  • A brief description of the case
  • Details of the crime
  • Evidence presented against the defendant during the trial and biological evidence that could prove innocence
  • Please don’t send any legal documents yet

The Innocence Project is not equipped to handle telephone or email applications. Please send your case reviews by mail.

All correspondence should be directed to:

The Innocence Project, Inc.

100 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10011

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Geneva Durrah August 18, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply   

My sons were convicted of murder in 1994 with no DNA just the testimony of one girl that lied on the stand..The same girl tried to go back to the D.A office and recant her statement but they made it seem like someone was forcing her to do so… is there anything that you all can do for me?? Please help!!

Muriel L. May 24, 2016 at 11:47 pm Reply   

I have the same question as Ms Diana Duffy…. please help

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