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Executive Director Search!

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After ten years of leading us, first as our Legal Director and then as our Executive Director, Marissa Bluestine will be leaving the Pennsylvania Innocence Project at the end of […]

From the Executive Director: Time for Change

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We are marking the 10th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project this year. Wow, have we come a long way! In that time, we have grown from 2 paid staff […]

Governor Wolf Signs Innocence Legislation Into Law!!

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WE DID IT! Thanks to you – your phone calls, your tweets, your emails – Pennsylvania’s convicted innocent have new hope. Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that […]

Larry Trent Roberts’ Retrial to Move Forward Despite Prosecution Appeal

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The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld the decision that Pennsylvania Innocence Project client Larry Trent Roberts is entitled to a new trial. Roberts was originally granted a retrial in his […]

The Innocence Network’s Partnership with NBA Cares!

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The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, the Innocence Project and Innocence Network Partners have helped exonerate 513 people worldwide. We are happy to announce a collaboration with the innocence movement, NBA Voices […]

Celebrating Exoneration Anniversaries

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On this Independence Day, we celebrated the one-year exoneration anniversaries of Lorenzo Johnson and Marshall Hale, who both spent several decades wrongfully imprisoned. Lorenzo and Marshall both secured freedom in […]

Veteran journalist and innocence fighter Bill Moushey launches podcast!

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One of our most tenacious state journalists, Bill Moushey, has launched a podcast – Win At All Costs. Here, Bill will talk about some of the many cases he has […]

FREE!! All charges withdrawn against Dontia Patterson – 11 years, 20 days after his wrongful arrest

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MAY 15, 2018:  Today, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office moved to withdraw all charges against Dontia Patterson – after he served over a decade in prison for a crime he […]

Senator Stewart Greenleaf’s Statement on Receiving Hero of Justice Award from PA Innocence Project

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Senator Stewart Greenleaf’s Statement on Receiving Hero of Justice Award from PA Innocence Project On Wednesday, May 9th, I was presented the Hero of Justice Award from the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.  […]

Does Philadelphia Harbor a “Cluster of Wrongful Convictions”?

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There is, by now, no question that innocent people confess to crimes they did not commit. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, approximately 23% of people convicted of murders […]

Board member featured on ‘New Yorker Radio Hour’ to discuss exoneration case

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A recent episode of the the podcast, “The New Yorker Radio Hour,” examines the case of an exoneree named John Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted of two crimes he didn’t […]

John Thompson, American hero – Dies at 55

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John Thompson survived 14 years on death row, serving a sentence for a crime he had nothing to do with. Upon his exoneration, he tried to hold those who tried […]

HOME!! Shaurn Thomas released after 24 years in prison.

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On May 23, 2017, a jubilant Shaurn Thomas walked out of SCI-Frackville, having served 24 years of a life sentence for a murder he did not commit. The Pennsylvania Innocence Project […]

HOME For the Holidays! All Charges Withdrawn Against Donte Rollins

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Yesterday, 9 years and 17 days after he was convicted of a crime he had nothing to do with, Donte Rollins walked free. In a stunning turn of events, the […]

Tyrone Jones RELEASED After 43 Years in Prison!

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For over 40 years Tyrone Jones has been in prison, convicted of setting a murder he did not commit. While Mr. Jones has yet to be exonerated of the crime, he […]

Crystal Weimer is Finally Fully Free – 11 Years of Wrongful Incarceration

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UNIONTOWN, PA: On Monday June 27, 2016, all charges against Crystal Weimer were finally dismissed with prejudice. Crystal has been home since October, 2015, when her conviction was vacated after […]

Holding Prosecutors Accountable in Wrongful Convictions

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The story is all too familiar. Michael Morton, a Texas father, served almost 24 years in prison for a crime–a brutal murder of his beloved wife–that he did not commit. […]

FREEDOM After 28 Years for Kenneth Granger

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Last week, after 28 years of imprisonment for a murder committed by another man, Kenneth Granger walked out of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia to freedom. In March of […]

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