Cases

Cases We Take

  • Learn more about the types of cases that the Illinois Innocence Project accepts.

Our Current Cases

  • Learn about some of the highlighted cases that we are currently working.

Our Exonerees/Releasees

  • Our 2015 exonerees:

    Angel Gonzalez

    Angel after his release
    Angel stopped for a sandwich en route home to reunite with his family on March 10, 2015.

    Angel Gonzalez was convicted of rape based on faulty eyewitness identification and coerced confession. He was imprisoned 21 years until DNA testing proved his innocence. He was exonerated and released in March 2015. Read More…

    Christopher Abernathy

    Christopher Abernathy, the moment he stepped out of Illinois Stateville Correctional Center with IIP Staff Attorney Lauren Kaeseberg.
    Christopher Abernathy, the moment he stepped out of Illinois Stateville Correctional Center with IIP Staff Attorney Lauren Kaeseberg.

    Christopher Abernathy was convicted of sexual assault based on a false confession. He was imprisoned 30 years until DNA testing proved his innocence. He was exonerated and released in February 2015. Read More…