In 2009, New England Innocence Project Board Member David Meier was asked to co-chair a task force to investigate the causes of Wrongful Conviction, and to provide recommendations to prevent the incarceration of the innocent. The report was featured and summarized in this month’s American College of Trial Lawyers bulletin, available here.
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In late summer, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Study Group on Eyewitness Evidence released its report and recommendations to the justices. The long-awaited report includes five progressive recommendations to the SJC for improving eyewitness identification procedures and evidence. As recent research has indicated, eyewitness misidentification plays a role in approximately 79% of wrongful …Read More
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NEIP congratulates John Grega in a victory that has been nearly 20 years in the making; the state of Vermont has dismissed the charges against Mr. …Read More
Read about Exoneree Fernando Bermudez and his trip to Germany in his article: Apple Seeds for Justice over at the Innocence Project site.
Fernando, exonerated by IP, now lives with his family in the New England Area.
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The New England Innocence Project was so excited to host our third annual Innocence Training on Friday, July 12 at the Goodwin Procter Conference Center. The event was a huge success, with over 100 attorneys, prosecutors and members of law enforcement from all six …Read More
The FBI, in partnership with the Innocence Project and the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), has agreed to review over 2,000 criminal cases in which the microscopic analysis of hair samples may have been a deciding factor in a conviction. This is the next step in an ongoing investigation of over 20,000 cases …Read More
NEIP is excited to announce that we will hold our annual Innocence Litigation Training on Friday, July 12, 2013. This one-day event will be aimed at educating lawyers, law enforcement and crime lab personnel about the latest information on causes of …Read More
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE NEW ENGLAND INNOCENCE PROJECT
The Executive Director of the New England Innocence Project (NEIP) is its chief executive officer and reports to its Board of Trustees. NEIP provides pro bono assistance to inmates in the six New England states who have claims of actual innocence and works on policy matters affecting …
On Sunday, April 28 The New England Innocence Project celebrated the 10th anniversary of Dennis Maher’s exoneration. The gathering took place at the Tewksbury Wilmington Elks Club in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The event was a huge success with over 50 guests attending, including the NEIP …Read More
Many of our exonerees are also fathers. Please join us in wishing them a Happy Father’s Day!
Charles Wilhite will be celebrating his first Father’s Day in years as a free man after being exonerated in January of a murder that he did not commit. You can read more about Charles’ story by clicking …Read More