Eyewitness Identification Reform

Idaho has no statewide eyewitness identification reform policy.

Recording of Interrogations

Idaho has no state law requiring recorded interrogations.

Post Conviction DNA Testing

Any person who has been convicted of and sentenced to a crime and who claims to be innocent may apply for post-conviction DNA testing with the trial court that entered the judgment of conviction. Effective: 2001; Amended most recently: 2012.

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Evidence Preservation

Idaho has no law requiring evidence preservation.

Exoneree Compensation

State statute provides exonerees with $62,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment, including time spent awaiting trial, or $75,000 for each year they were imprisoned on death row; and no less than $25,000 for each year they were on parole or were required to register as a sex offender as a result of the wrongful conviction, whichever period of time was greater. Effective: March 2021.

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