Our Work

The Innocence Project works to free the innocent, prevent wrongful convictions, and create fair, compassionate, and equitable systems of justice for everyone. Our work is guided by science and grounded in anti-racism.


We use DNA and other scientific advancements to prove innocence, and we are committed to helping each person we represent rebuild their life post-release.

Transforming Systems

We work to transform the inequities and failings that lead to wrongful convictions, alongside policymakers, supporters, and partner organizations.


state and federal laws passed


states that allow experts to testify about eyewitness identification


advocates who have joined us to create policy change

Advancing the Movement

Together with innocence organizations and advocates around the world, we fight to strengthen the innocence movement.

We've helped free more than 240 innocent people from prison. Support our work to strengthen and advance the innocence movement.