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Illinois Innocence Project

The Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) has a three-part mission:

  • To evaluate and investigate cases for credible claims of an Illinois inmate’s actual innocence, and, when appropriate, provide legal representation and/or other assistance toward proving the inmate’s actual innocence (Download a PDF copy of our Attorney Case Referral Form);
  • To encourage meaningful reforms toward preventing the conviction of innocent persons in the future;
  • To educate the public and provide important educational and experiential opportunities for students about wrongful convictions.

Illinois Innocence Project Fund


UIS launches a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Exploring the Innocence Movement

Here’s your chance to learn about the Innocence Movement and wrongful convictions. UIS is launching a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), taught by our own staff attorney and Legal Studies professor, Gwen Jordan! This six-week course begins February 2, 2015 and is open to anyone. Click here to enroll: http://uis.coursesites.com

Staff Attorney and Legal Studies Professor Gwen Jordan

 

More details on the course in the link below.
http://news.uis.edu/2014/12/uis-to-launch-free-massive-open-online.html

 

  8th Annual Defenders of the Innocent Awards Event

 

Defenders Of The Innocent

 

7th Annual Defenders of the Innocent Awards Short Film

Please take a moment to watch this short film sharing the stories of some of our clients and their families.


Peggy Jo Jackson

Photo of Peggy Jo Jackson and IIP staff.

The Illinois Innocence Project celebrated the clemency of Peggy Jo Jackson who had been wrongfully imprisoned for over 26 years.

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Anthony Murray

Anthony Murray Release

The Illinois Innocence Project celebrated the release of Anthony Murray who had been wrongfully imprisoned for over 14 years.

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