Q. What is the Innocence Project? How did it get started?

A. The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

The Innocence Project was founded at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1992, and became an independent nonprofit organization (still closely affiliated with Cardozo) in 2004. Since the organization’s founding, 321 people have been exonerated through DNA testing in the United States, including 18 who were at one time sentenced to death. The Innocence Project was involved in 173 of the 321 DNA exonerations. Others were helped by Innocence Network organizations, private attorneys and by pro se defendants in a few instances.


Q. How much of my purchase will go towards funding the work of the Innocence Project?

A. Thank you for purchasing items from our shop! More than half of the purchase price will directly benefit the Innocence Project's work, funding legal services, research, DNA testing, social services, and everything else it takes to free the innocent. 


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