Because no one should go to prison for a crime they did not commit

The New England Innocence Project (NEIP) provides pro bono legal representation to people who have been wrongfully convicted in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

In addition to freeing the innocent, NEIP raises public awareness of the prevalence, causes, and costs of wrongful convictions, and advocates for reforms that will reduce their incidence.

NEIP's small staff, supplemented by interns from area law schools and colleges, collaborates with attorneys, scientific/technical experts, and scholars to investigate and litigate cases of actual innocence. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, over 70 innocent individuals from New England have been exonerated.