Conditions for Representation

The Exoneration Project considers cases that meet the following guidelines:

  • Claim of Innocence: The defendant must be innocent of the crime.
  • Case Status: The defendant’s trial must be completed and resulted in a conviction.
  • Location: The defendant’s case must be within the United States.
  • Sentence: The Exoneration Project does not have a minimum sentence requirement and reviews case with any sentence length, including cases where the defendant has served their complete sentence.

Submit Case

Click here to download our intake application.

Submit your case by mailing the application to the following address: 
The Exoneration Project
c/o Intake Department
311 North Aberdeen St.
Third Floor Suite E
Chicago, IL 60607

Submit the completed application electronically by emailing it to