Justice in 2019

Explore the stories of seven innocent people who were freed or exonerated this year.

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Archie Williams after being released from 36 years in Angola prison. (Tyler Kaufman for the Innocence Project)

This year, we changed laws and policies to prevent wrongful convictions and make it easier for the innocent to get justice.

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Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five with Yusef’s mother Sharonne Salaam (center) and New York State Sen. Zellnor Myrie (right) unveiling criminal justice reform legislative proposals at New York City Hall in October 2019. (Larry Busacca/AP for the Innocence Project)

The innocence community took action worldwide to support former clients, share the stories of exonerated people, stop an execution and more.

See our community in action

Lauren Kaeseberg, a former Innocence Project staffer and current Legal Director of the Illinois Innocence Project marching with her family, and Chelsea Desruisseaux, Innocence Project Senior Intake Analyst, at 2018 Innocence Network Conference in Memphis, TN. (Lacy Atkin for the Innocence Project)

With our community of supporters and the exonerated people who guide our work, we’re changing the legal system and challenging injustice. With your support, we can do even more.

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