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
Most Influential People of 2013: Innocence Project NW - Seattle Magazine
IPNW is honored by the magazine for its work helping to overturn wrongful convictions using new evidence, such as DNA. This year, one of the organization’s biggest long-term efforts paid off, getting a bill passed that allows wrongfully convicted individuals to be compensated for their incarceration time.
Prof. Jackie McMurtrie to receive William O. Douglas lifetime achievement award
McMurtrie has devoted nearly 20 years to the pursuit of justice on behalf of individuals wrongly convicted and imprisoned in Washington. She will receive the award at the WA-ACLU Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner Nov. 9.
Men labor to adjust after jail sentences overturned - Spokesman-Review
Paul Statler and Tyler Gassman had been released from prison after serving more than four years for a crime they had always maintained they did not commit – an exhilarating and still-not-quite-believable development. Their co-defendant, Robert Larson, would also be released soon.
Woodland man plans to sue state over wrongful conviction, imprisonment, Prof. Jackie McMurtrie quoted - The Columbian
Alan Northrop is one of fewer than a dozen people who are eligible to seek compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment under a state law.
Jackie McMurtrie nominated for Crosscut's Courage Award
McMurtrie, director of the Innocence Project Northwest, was nominated for a Courage Award by Crosscut's readers.
The Long Way Back - The Inlander
“Paul, Tyler and Robert are innocent men who spent nearly five years in prison based solely on the word of an informant who got an extraordinary deal — one ‘too good to be true’ — for his testimony.” said IPNW Director Jackie McMurtrie