With the support of our community of donors, activists, and co-counsel, the Innocence Project worked to free or exonerate 15 clients — a majority of whom were Black or Latinx — and advanced the scientific scrutiny of forensic evidence. We helped fuel a movement around conviction integrity that is compelling prosecutors to acknowledge evidence of innocence and vacate convictions. And we are holding law enforcement accountable: the exoneration of one Innocence Project client led to the disbarment of a Dallas County prosecutor, who repeatedly hid evidence of innocence.
I have my life back, and words can’t do justice to my gratitude and appreciation to everyone at the Innocence Project.
Eddie Lee Howard
years collectively served among clients released or exonerated between 2019 and 2021
clients exonerated or released between 2019 and 2021 whose cases involved a misapplication of science
DNA-based exonerations between 2019 and 2021