California Innocence Project

Mondays during All Things Considered 5pm hour, Wednesdays 1-1:30pm, Saturdays at 7:18am

The California Innocence Project (CIP) is a law school clinical program at California Western School of Law dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates and providing an outstanding educational experience to the students enrolled in the clinic. Founded in 1999, CIP reviews more than 2,000 claims of innocence from California inmates each year. Students who participate in the year-long clinic work alongside CIP staff attorneys on cases where there is strong evidence of factual innocence. Together, they have secured the release of many innocent people who otherwise may have spent the rest of their lives in prison.

 

 

The California Innocence Project (CIP) is a law school clinical program at California Western School of Law dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates. Students and staff attorneys have secured the release of many innocent people who otherwise may have spent the rest of their lives in prison.   Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence Project, discusses the origins of this effort to free unjustly incarcerated people.