Videos from Innocence Project
Roy Brown relives the trial that convicted him for a crime he did not commit, and explains how science played a huge role in his appeal.
Life After Exoneration
Calvin C. Johnson, Jr. and Herman Atkins, Sr. talk about being exonerated through DNA evidence and the obstacles they faced upon their release.
John Thompson was sentenced with the death penalty and heavily relied on his legal team to get the case overturned before being executed in 30 days.
A Message From Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown was released from prison after serving nearly 17 years for crime he did not commit, and shares how easy it can be to get caught in the system.
The Innocence Project gives wrongfully convicted people the platform to share their story on being exonerated.
Jennifer Thompson shares her story about being assaulted and making an eyewitness identification, which later led to the wrongful conviction of Ronald Cotton.
Ask an Innocence Project Attorney
The Innocence Project Director of Post-Conviction Litigation, Vanessa Potkin, answers questions submitted by people on social media platforms about the criminal justice system.
Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld talk about the strong bond they have and how it helps them at the Innocence Project.
Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld talk about why they work to exonerate people and why they feel so passionate about doing their job.
The Innocence Project will continue to take on as many cases as possible to ensure the freedoms of the innocent, but the only way widespread change can happen is by changing the laws. That's why the Innocence Project's policy department works day in and day out with officials on the national, state and local levels to fight for a better criminal justice system.
The team advocates for reforms that address the following contributors to wrongful convictions: Eyewitness misidentification, unvalidated and improper forensic science, false confessions, informants, government misconduct, and inadequate defense.
See the progress your state is making in addressing these issues, read about what the Innocence Project's policy team is doing to help, and learn about why reform is needed to improve the criminal justice system as a whole.