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.
- Wrongfully Convicted Virginia Man Pardoned by Governor (5/28/2015) - Michael Kenneth McAlister was pardoned by Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Richmond, Virginia, last week after spending nearly 30 years behind bars for a violent sex offense he never committed. The 58-year-old was originally charged in February 1986 for the abduction… Read more ›
- Wisconsin Exoneree Graduates From Law School (5/26/2015) - Exoneree Jarrett Adams, 34, who served 10 years in prison for a wrongful rape conviction, recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago Law School. At 17 years old, Adams was falsely accused of rape in Wisconsin. Despite maintaining his innocence since… Read more ›
- Washington Governor Signs Law on Post-Conviction Preservation of DNA (5/19/2015) - Under a new law signed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee last week, DNA evidence collected in any serious felony case charged as a violent or sex offense will now be preserved through the length of the offender’s sentence, including post-prison… Read more ›
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Eighth Annual Justice for All Awards Dinner
March 12, 2015
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