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
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.
May 11, 2015
Source: Associated Press
DNA collected in any felony case charged as a violent or sex offense will now be preserved through the length of the offender's sentence, including post-prison community custody, under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
May 08, 2015
Marcie Sillman talks with Lara Zarowsky, policy director for The Innocence Project Northwest, about why she wants to reform how police departments conduct eye witness identifications.
Sep 26, 2014
Olebar's exoneration began with his wife approaching the Innocence Project Northwest, which is based at the University of Washington Law School.
Two students from the project pulled together evidence that Olebar was not among the people who broke into the home of his sister's boyfriend and beat him unconscious. The students, Nikki Carsley and Kathleen Kline, tracked down and interviewed three of the assailants, who signed sworn statements admitting their involvement and denying that Olebar was present during the attack.