About After Innocence
After Innocence provides effective, efficient re-entry assistance for America’s wrongfully convicted, and advocates for smart policy reform on their behalf.
We are working toward a not-too-distant future in which:
- We acknowledge the real consequences of wrongful conviction, including on the lives of the wrongfully convicted and their families, and make reasonable, meaningful amends in that regard;
- Every state provides a fair, transparent process by which a person who proves in court that he or she was actually innocent of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned will be eligible for meaningful compensation and re-entry assistance; and
- Every exoneree in the United States will have access to a basic level of consistent, effective re-entry assistance to help them rebuild their lives after wrongful conviction.
Through this work, we will demonstrate what a good society does when its justice system recognizes that it has put the wrong person in prison.
After Innocence is a 501(c)(3) public charity (Tax ID: 81-0944502) based in Oakland, California. (We are not affiliated with the 2005 documentary film, After Innocence, or its filmmakers.) After Innocence is a member of the Innocence Network, which brings together organizations that work on behalf of the wrongfully convicted.
Donations to After Innocence are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Jon Eldan, Director
Barry C. Scheck - Co-Founder, The Innocence Project
Bryan Stevenson - Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Dave Eggers - Author and Co-Founder, Voice of Witness
Joan Petersilia - Stanford University School of Law, Co-Director Stanford Criminal Justice Center
John Thompson (in memoriam) - Death row exoneree and Founder, Resurrection After Exoneration
Kirk Bloodsworth - Death row exoneree and anti-death penalty activist
Robin Steinberg - Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders
Sabrina Butler - Death row exoneree and anti-death penalty activist
Samuel Gross - Univ. of Michigan Law School; Co-Founder, National Registry of Exonerations
Scott Turow - Author and attorney
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