Illinois Innocence Project

Cases accepted: Cases of actual innocence in Illinois only; DNA and non-DNA cases; must have eight or more years left to serve. The prisoner must be seeking to establish his/her actual innocence of the crime(s). The following factors are considered: absence of physical evidence, reliability of eye witnesses, identification of alternative suspects, police or prosecutorial misconduct and inconsistency of the nature of the crime as compared to the background of the prisoner. Case must no longer be in appeal and person must not have other counsel. Serves Illinois Only.

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