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
The Absolved - Seattle Weekly
A new state law grants the wrongfully convicted $50,000 for each year spent behind bars. An apology, it turns out, is harder to come by.
The wrongfully convicted deserve compensation - Tacoma News Tribune
Opinion piece written in support of House Bill 1341.
Washington Man Cleared of Murder, Thanks to Students Alice Jones & Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley and IPNW Paralegal Laura Fox - Innocence Blog
Innocence Project Northwest client Jeramie Davis was cleared of a 2007 bludgeoning death of John Allen, and freed Thursday in Spokane County, Washington. Despite his claims of innocence, Davis was convicted of killing the man with a baseball bat. DNA testing conducted at trial excluded Davis, yet he was still sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Innocence Project Northwest Client Ordered Released
After serving nearly six years of a 40-year sentence for a crime he did not commit, Innocence Project Northwest client Jeramie Davis returned home to his family, cleared of a 2008 murder conviction in Spokane County.
Editorial: Righting the wrong of wrongful convictions - Seattle Times
Compensating wrongfully convicted people is a just way to make amends for a terrible mistake.
Legislature eyes compensation for wrongful convictions - KOMO News
The measure that Washington state lawmakers are considering this year would allow people who were wrongfully convicted to file a claim in superior court for damages against the state. Someone would have to show their conviction was reversed or vacated based on significant evidence of actual innocence. Once a judge or jury determines the claim is valid the court can award damages.
Wrongfully convicted man urges state to pay - The Columbian
Alan Northrop, IPNW client, testifies for bill to compensate innocent found guilty of crimes.
Blindsided: The exoneration of IPNW keynote speaker Brian Banks - 60 Minutes
Banks’ was exonerated from a wrongful rape conviction in California. Banks joins IPNW as we honor our exceptional award recipients and IPNW exonerees who have fought to regain their freedom from wrongful imprisonment in Washington.
IPNW on Weekday: DNA testing for felons - KUOW
Felons serving time in Washington state prisons have the right to publicly funded DNA testing. That law’s been on the books since 2001. And now, thanks to an appeals court decision, convicted felons serving part of their sentences in community custody have that same right. The case was brought by the Innocence Project Northwest