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  2. What does Proving Innocence Do?

Welcome Vision and Mission

Our Vision

To free people who are actually innocent but have been wrongfully accused or convicted of a crime.

Proving Innocence uses a careful screening process to insure that it only assists those cases where the evidence demonstrates that the individual is wholly, not technically, innocent of the crime.

Our Mission

Proving Innocence, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization, has four major thrusts to its mission: (1) providing experienced investigators to work with those wrongfully convicted to substantiate claims of actual innocence; (2) producing video documentaries of unjust convictions to educate the public and policy makers on how they occur and the need for redress; (3) supporting procedural, structural, and legal reforms in the criminal justice system to reduce or prevent wrongful convictions; and (4) helping exonerees connect with post-release services to facilitate a successful return to society.

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Who We Are

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located in the state of Michigan. We come from different walks of life, and we all have caught a vision for addressing a criminal justice system gone awry. It doesn't matter what the percentages are. Too many people have been wrongfully convicted. They have become victims of a system that is supposed to protect them.

What We Do

We have identified four facets creating a wholistic approach, outlined in our Mission Statement. Our core purpose is to provide professional and volunteer investigators who can work on cases that innocence projects believe to be a wrongful conviction. In cases where there is no DNA evidence, we must investigate and discover other evidence needed to get a new trial.

How You Can Help

  1. Give financially
  2. Educate yourself
    1. Register on our site and receive our newsletter
    2. Receive our Tweets
  3. Get Involved
    1. Investigating, professional or concerned volunteer
    2. Infrastructure
    3. Reasearch
    4. Support
  4. Meet with others who want to make a difference
    1. In the Detroit area
    2. Start a group in your area

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There are different ways and reasons for contacting us. Please read and select the best for you.

 

General Contact

Contact Webmaster

535 Griswold St., Suite 111-254
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 718-2890
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To contact a Board member

Click here and then on the link to email them

 

To request that we look into your case

At this point in our development, PI is not taking on cases directly. If you have been wrongfully convicted and your case involves DNA evidence, we recommend you contact the Michigan Innocence Project at Cooley Law School. If your case does not involve DNA, please contact the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. For cases outside of Michigan, here is a list of innocence projects by state.

 

To offer your personal effort, either professionally or as a volunteer, in investigating a case or helping in any way.

Information and registration form.

 

Subcategories

For Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, 501c3, etc.

Newsletter Signup

STOP! Before you sign up for our newsletter, consider registering, Registering includes our newsletter and so much more, including ways of getting to know others who have registered on our site. To register, click here. But if you really only want to receive our newsletter, you can do so by subscribing here. Subscribe to our newsletter

Angelo Henderson Radio Download

In 2012 Ken Wyniemko was a special guest of Richard Bernstein, who served as co-host with the late Angelo Henderson on 1200 AM Detroit Radio. This segment of the show was dedicated to understanding wrongful convictions and what can be done to free the wrongfully convicted and prevent others from this fate.

Click Angelo Henderson Radio Program  to download any of the recorded programs.

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The Research Corner

In The Research Corner, Professor Marvin Zalman presents summaries of current academic research on wrongful conviction in a succinct and readable format. We hope that the summaries will provide you with a more sophisticated understanding of innocence issues and stimulate further interest.

 

 

 

For Those Desiring PI to look at Your Case

 

At this point in our development, PI is only taking on cases in cooperation with other innocence projects. If you have been wrongfully convicted and your case involves DNA evidence, we recommend you contact the Cooley Innocence Project at Western Michigan Cooley Law School. If your case does not involve DNA, please contact the Michigan Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. A third member of the Innocence Network is SADO, the State Appelate Defense Organization. For cases outside of Michigan, here is a list of innocence projects by state.