This Thanksgiving, the Innocence Project and our clients have much to be grateful for as we reflect on the year. Many are now free and have been reunited with their families because of support from you and others who have generously contributed to our work.
The Innocence Project is helping Angel Cordero fight for justice. Angel was convicted and served every day of a 13-year sentence. He was paroled in 2012. Now, 16 years after his arrest, Angel has begun an emotional journey to reclaim his life while fighting for legal recognition of his wrongful conviction.
Eyewitness misidentification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions later overturned through DNA testing, playing a role in 75 percent of cases. These videos tell stories of injustices caused by misidentification and explore the reforms that can prevent these errors in the future.