Innocence Project Northwest
The only resource of its kind in Washington State, the IPNW frees innocent prisoners using
DNA and other new evidence. IPNW was founded in 1997 to exonerate the innocent,
remedy causes of wrongful conviction and offer law students an outstanding education.
IPNW Clinic in the News
Mar 26, 2016
On the night of March 9, 2000, after 14 hours of interrogation over two days, 19-year-old Donovan Allen confessed to two Longview police detectives that he strangled and bludgeoned his mother, Sharon Cox, with a rifle.
Feb 11, 2016
Most law students go to school, hoping to some day make a change. For students involved with clinics at Innocence Project NW, they're not waiting until after graduation to free the innocent and change the criminal justice system.
Feb 08, 2016
Source: The Daily
Sixteen years ago, Donovan Allen was wrongly convicted of his mother’s murder. He was 18 years old at the time. Police elicited a false confession, and prosecutors presented testimonies from incentivized witnesses at his trial, where he was convicted of first-degree murder.
Dec 02, 2015
Source: ABC News
A Washington state man convicted of killing his mother 15 years ago walked free out of prison Wednesday after investigators said new DNA tests linked another man to the crime.
Nov 26, 2015
Source: The Seattle Times
The son convicted and jailed for murder in the slaying of his mother could be exonerated, thanks to the Innocence Project Northwest at the University of Washington Law School.
May 30, 2015
Source: Seattle Times
The push for a second arrest in a shocking abduction case led Seattle police to jail the wrong man — and now may bring better policies for working with witnesses and presenting photos of possible suspects.
May 24, 2015
Source: The Daily News
Attorneys from the University of Washington are trying to exonerate convicted killer Donovan Allen, saying that new DNA testing techniques may prove he did not kill his mother in Longview 15 years ago.