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SAVE THE DATE for our fourth annual spring gala, Steppin' Out!

April 16, 2015, at Mission San Luis. For information on gala sponsorships click here. Stay tuned for more information!



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See Highlights from the Inaugural STAND UP FOR INNOCENCE

More than 150 friends and supporters joined Det. John Curcio, 2014 Frank Lee Smith Innocence Award receipient, and three Florida DNA exonerees for an evening of comedy benefitting IPF. See highlights here.


Unlock the Truth

Meet two Florida DNA exonerees, William Dillon and James Bain, in IPF's video, Unlock the Truth.

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Innocent Man Gains Freedom After Nearly 30 Years of False Conviction February 19th, 2015

Christopher Abernathy, 48, claimed his freedom one more time after the Cook County State’s Attorney lifted his life sentence. The last year DNA test had excluded Abernathy from previous DNA evidence obtained many years ago. He was 18 when he […]



Thirteen Exonerees Already This Year: The Registry Keeps Count February 11th, 2015

We are just barely in to 2015, but this year’s exoneration count is already going strong. Filtering by year through the National Registry of Exonerations website, we can see that as of February 11, 2015, 13 people have been exonerated […]



Can Our Criminal Justice System Accurately Detect Lies? February 9th, 2015

The ability to accurately assess the veracity of statements is an important component of the criminal justice system. We depend on police officers to determine if a suspect is lying or telling the truth; we depend on juries to determine […]



More Than a Mistake: The Manipulation Inherent in False Confessions January 27th, 2015

It is difficult to learn that people are convicted for crimes they did not commit. Accepting the existence of wrongful convictions means facing the fact that America’s criminal justice system is not infallible. But we must acknowledge that while our […]

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