Welcome! This site is maintained by the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, an independent non-profit organization located at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mission of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project is to exonerate those who were convicted of crimes they did not commit, and to prevent innocent people from being convicted of crimes they did not do.
On this site, we have all the tools you will need to join our efforts to raise awareness about wrongful convictions in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to encourage law enforcement to adopt best practices which will prevent wrongful convictions. Legislation pending in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital, would mandate these and other reforms.
First, understand Why Innocence Matters, then learn more about known best practices and how they would help protect all Pennsylvanians.
- Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions
- Pennsylvania Innocence Project White Paper
- 9 Easy Ways to Help Advance Pennsylvania Policy
- Write your local paper
- Host a Letter Writing Party
- Sponsor a Community Event
Finally, keep the conversation going. We will be providing Campaign updates through both Facebook and Twitter (@innocencepa), so make sure to follow us there. Help spread the word by encouraging others to do the same, and comment on posts often to increase the dialogue.
Whether you put together a group to work together or take action on your own, everyone’s help is needed to bring Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system forward. THANK YOU!