The Illinois Innocent Project goals are:

  • exoneration of innocent persons convicted of felony crimes in Illinois;
  • reform of the criminal justice system in Illinois and the nation through the education of students, citizens, and policy-makers about problems, causes, and possible reforms of a criminal justice system that results in conviction of the innocent.

How we accomplish our goals

  • by doing research and investigations on cases where there is a strong likelihood that the inmates, even though convicted, are actually innocent;
  • by conducting a variety of educational forums to educate citizens at large about the nature and severity of the problem of the conviction of the innocent.