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Meet our 15 exonerees and hear their stories of unimaginable tragedy and spectacular triumph.

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Chicago Contract Attorney

The Exoneration Project (EP) is seeking a full time contract attorney to assist with a new initiative and partnership with the Iowa State Public Defender’s Office, Wrongful Conviction Division (WCD), and the Midwest Innocence Project. The EP contract attorney will be assisting these projects in conducting a statewide review of Iowa criminal cases that rely ...

Insure or Imprison?

By Eva Nagao If you are incarcerated at any point in your life, you are likely unhealthier both before, during, and after your incarceration when compared to an individual who does not experience imprisonment. Prisons are disproportionately filled with low-income[1] individuals and ethnic and racial minorities. Excluding prisoners from adequate healthcare (i.e. the Medicaid Inmate ...

State Identification & the Reentry Process

by Sam Steiber, MSW, LSW When Eva suggested I write about the reentry process here in Illinois, I sifted through articles, academic papers, and studies. I found countless statistics[1], factoids[2], and laws[3], all of which support the argument that the reentry process here in Illinois – and the country – is needlessly complicated for most, ...

BREAKING: Patrick Prince, Exonerated!

Exoneration Project clinic students Michaela Kabat and Regina Wood with Attorney & Lecturer David Owens.   [UPDATED STORY: On May 16, 2017, prosecutors declined to retry Patrick Prince and formally dismissed the charges against him. He will be freed after 26 years of wrongful conviction. He is 46 years old. Patrick is the 25th Exoneration ...