Innocence Project: How we passed two police accountability bills


(NEW YORK) – The Innocence Project has worked for nearly 30 years to make our criminal legal system more equitable and just by fighting to pass legislation that will help remedy wrongful convictions and also help wrongly convicted people rebuild their lives after returning home.

This year, despite the many strains and difficulties of the pandemic, this team — along with its local partners, exonerated advocates, and super advocates — successfully enacted 20 state-based reforms across the country.

In Illinois and Oregon, we passed first-of-their-kind bills that ban the use of police deception during juvenile interrogation. We’re so proud of this work to bring greater police transparency and accountability, and we’ll be talking about it live on social media tomorrow. We’d love for you to tune in.

Be sure you’re following the Innocence Project on Instagram and Facebook so you’ll be notified when we go live tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it.

See you there,

— The Innocence Project Team

Started in 1992 as a legal clinic at Cardozo School of Law, the Innocence Project is now an independent nonprofit, affiliated with Cardozo, that exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

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