Time Magazine: A Milestone for the Innocence Project
A feature on Time Magazine’s website this week gives a brief history of the Innocence Project upon the milestone of the 200th DNA exoneration nationwide and includes a slideshow with the stories of 10 exonerees.
"We never realized we would be getting thousands of requests each year," (Innocence Project Co-Director Peter) Neufeld says. As the full-time staff grew — today the team has 38 people, including attorneys, an intake department and a policy department — so did the exoneration rate. Between 1992 and 2002, the project oversaw 100 exonerations; since 2002, it's taken half that time to exonerate 100 more. "Ultimately, the criteria are very simple," Neufeld says of the cases the project chooses to take. "Is it a case where identity is an issue? Is it a case where biological evidence was collected during the initial investigation?"
Read the full story
. (Time Magazine, 6/5/07)
View the slideshow
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media coverage of the 200th DNA exoneration
in our special section: 200 Exonerated, Too Many Wrongfully Convicted.
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