California Innocence Project

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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.

 

 

This segment of the California Innocence Project features Charles Miles sharing the experience of his son's wrongful conviction and ultimate release from prison.


On this episode of the California Innocence Project, Guy Miles shares his story about a bad identification leading to wrongful conviction -- and 18 years in prison.


An innocent woman discusses re-entering her world outside of prison. She addresses the painful time spent away from her children and new possibilities for her future. 


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.