Conviction Integrity Units (Excerpt from Exonerations in 2016 Report) - 7 March 2017
In this excerpt from the 2016 Report, we review the 29 Conviction Integrity Units in existence as of 2016. As of the publication of the report, there were 225 CIU exonerations. We look at where these 225 exonerations came from, which prosecutorial offices have CIUs in name only, and the acessibility of the programs. Read more.
Conviction Integrity Units - 3 February 2016 A look at the rapid rise in Conviction Integrity Units and their wide range in performance. The report concludes: “What we can say is this: In a few counties, CIUs have become important, active on-going operations. For several CIUs, it’s too early to say. And for others, we found no evidence that they have done anything much at all.”
The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989.
We welcome new information from any source about exonerations already on our list and about cases not in the Registry that might be exonerations.