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The New England Innocence Project will review your case if you meet all the following requirements:

  • You were convicted of a crime (by plea or after trial).  
  • If you were convicted after trial, your conviction has already been affirmed on direct appeal.
  • You were convicted in one of the six New England states (ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT)
  • You are actually innocent of the crime(s) for which you were convicted, meaning you did not commit the crime(s) and you did not participate in the crime(s).

**While it is not a requirement that you be incarcerated, we do prioritize applications from individuals whose freedom is currently impacted by a wrongful conviction.

If you meet the above requirements, please send a letter requesting assistance to:

New England Innocence Project Intake Team

120 Tremont Street, Suite 735, Boston, MA 02108

Stages of Review

Our cases go through many stages of review.  Our Intake Team will let you know when we receive your initial request for assistance and they will keep you informed if/when you have moved onto the next stage.  We realize that it is frustrating to wait through this process; however, based on the size of our staff, our resources, and our desire to give every application its due attention, we cannot rush through the process.  We ask that you have patience with us as we screen your case.