Northern California Innocence Project

Information and updates on issues surrounding wrongful conviction. Learn more about Northern California Innocence Project.

Washington D.C. Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder, Granted Certificate of Innocence

A Washington D.C. Superior Court judge has officially exonerated Cleveland Wright, 56, who spent 28 years behind bars for a wrongful murder conviction before he was released from prison in 2007. Judge Laura A. Cordero declared Wright innocent of the 1978

L.A. County Launches Conviction Integrity Unit to Review Wrongful-Conviction Claims

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office under Jackie Lacey is launching a conviction integrity unit comprised of three prosecutors, a senior investigator, and a paralegal to address claims of wrongful conviction. The new unit follows a rise in wrongful-conviction

NCIP Board Member Jennifer Thompson and Exoneree Ronald Cotton Honored at Victims’ Rights Service Awards Ceremony

NCIP Board Member Jennifer Thompson and exoneree Ronald Cotton were recognized by the Department of Justice at the Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony on Tuesday. Attorney General Eric Holder presided over the event, honoring Jennifer and Ronald for their extraordinary

NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr Discusses Flawed FBI Testimony in Interview with KSRO Newstalk Radio

NCIP Legal Director Linda Starr interviewed with 1350 KSRO Newstalk of Sonoma County on Tuesday morning to explicate upon the Justice Department and FBI’s recent acknowledgment that for over a two-decade period before 2000, almost all examiners in an elite