Who We Are

Exonorees at the 2014 Innocence Network Conference

The New England Innocence Project (NEIP) was founded in 2000 with the goal of identifying and exonerating wrongly convicted individuals.  Originally, NEIP only took cases where there was DNA evidence but now NEIP will consider any case where an innocent person has been convicted.

 NEIP is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Our location in Boston allows us to  to work with professors and students from all regional law schools.  In the summer months, NEIP has a full-time legal internship program which draws students from states outside of New England as well as several foreign countries.

NEIP consists of a small staff of attorneys, paralegals, administrative professionals, and volunteer law students who work along with a dedicated network of criminal defense attorneys, experts, scholars and exonorees to stop the conviction of innocent people.  So far, 39  individuals throughout New England have been exonerated. 

Attorney Michel D. Ricciuti watches an expert examine evidence in preparation for a post-conviction hearing