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.
- Matthew and Grace Huang Cleared of Daughter’s Death in Qatar (12/8/2014) - Matthew and Grace Huang, an American couple wrongfully convicted of charges related to their daughter’s death in Qatar, left the Gulf nation last Wednesday after their convictions were overturned by a Qatari appeals court. The decision ended a nearly two-year… Read more ›
- Southern California Man Released After Serving 36 Years in Prison (12/1/2014) - Michael Hanline, California’s longest-serving wrongfully convicted inmate, was released from Ventura County Superior Court on November 24th after serving 36 years behind bars for a wrongful murder conviction. In 1978, Ventura resident J.T. McGarry, a friend and associate of Hanline,… Read more ›
- Two Exonerees Accept $9 Million in Wrongful Conviction Settlement (11/17/2014) - New York City, its Housing Authority, and the state of New York have agreed to pay $9 million to Danny Colon and Anthony Ortiz, who spent 16 years in prison before their convictions were overturned in 2009. Colon and Ortiz… Read more ›
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Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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