The Chicago Innocence Center investigates cases in which prisoners may have been convicted of crimes they did not commit, with priority to murder cases that resulted in sentences of death or life without parole. We involve college students, community residents, private investigators and journalists in the reporting process. We do not represent clients in criminal cases, but after our investigation is completed, outside counsel may bring new evidence of innocence to court. Our fundamental goal is to expose and remedy wrongdoing by the criminal justice system.

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