Who We Are

In Louisiana and Mississippi, the two states with the highest incarceration rates in the world, Innocence Project New Orleans frees innocent prisoners, exposes injustice and prevents wrongful convictions.

 

IPNO has won the freedom or exoneration of 26 wrongfully convicted prisoners. These men served nearly 535 years in Louisiana and Mississippi’s prisons between them.

 

Causes/Cures

Though eyewitness testimony is one of the most common pieces of evidence presented in the court room, volumes of research from the last three decades shows that it is also one of the most unreliable. The studies show that the human mind neither remembers nor recalls events as we actually saw them. It is for this reason that eyewitness misidentification is the leading evidentiary cause of wrongful convictions, both nationwide and in Louisiana. More >>

Client Stories

 Kia Stewart was exonerated on April 13, 2015 after spending nearly 10 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. 

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