WE FREE INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM PRISON
Innocent people are often convicted of crimes they don’t commit. It’s a tragedy that can happen to anyone, and particularly impacts people living in over-policed communities, such as people with low-incomes, and those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Wrongful convictions are traumatic, denying innocent people their basic human liberties and robbing them of years of their lives away from their homes and families. The victims of crime are denied true justice and the actual perpetrator is not held accountable.
Washington Innocence Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, uses direct legal representation to get innocent people out of prison, advocates for policy change to keep people from being wrongfully convicted in the first place, and offers support services to the wrongfully convicted and their families.