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Great Hearts Initiatives | Innocence Project

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The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. Since 1989, more than 335 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 30 who plead guilty to crimes they did not commit, and 18 who served time on death row. The Innocence Project provided direct representation or critical assistance in more than 175 of these cases.

The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.

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