The mission of the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) is to promote a fair, effective and compassionate criminal justice system and protect the rights of the innocent.
Exonerations and Case Work
Since NCIP’s founding in 2001, NCIP has helped win the freedom of 17 wrongfully imprisoned individuals. Learn more about NCIP’s exonerees and cases we take. Learn more about our latest exoneree George Souliotes.
NCIP works to change policies and practices to prevent wrongful convictions and for broader criminal justice reform. Learn more about NCIP’s policy initiatives.
Clinical Program for Santa Clara Law Students
Law students working with NCIP gain hands-on experience, enhance their Santa Clara University School of Law experience and grow their careers. Learn more about our clinical program.
- Exoneree Band Performs to Raise Awareness of Wrongful Convictions (8/3/2015) - By Priscilla Ann Ornido The six members of Exoneree Band, Raymond Towler, William Michael Dillon, Antoine Day, Eddie Lowery, Alan Northrop and Ted Bradford, were collectively imprisoned for more than a century for crimes they did not commit. Though they live… Read more ›
- Chicago Innocence Center Exoneree Played for Bulls in NBA Summer League (7/27/2015) - By Priscilla Ann Ornido In February 2011, Darrell Williams, a promising starter on Oklahoma State’s basketball team, was charged in the alleged sexual assault and rape of two women at a party. While there was no physical evidence or witnesses… Read more ›
- Funds Approved for Conviction Integrity Unit in L.A. County (7/22/2015) - By Priscilla Ann Ornido Upon receiving the Board of Supervisors’ recent approval of $1 million in funding, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced plans for the creation of her office’s new conviction review unit. The unit will review… Read more ›
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