Protect the Innocent
19 Years!
That's a long time to wait
 to get it right.
What if the next John Smith
did not have to wait?

Join Innocence Matters and let's
prevent wrongful convictions!

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Exoneration day video and photos
"Thank you for getting me here, getting me back to my grandmother. . . . You gave me my life back." John Smith

Preventing mistakes by empowering the innocent 
Get involved!
Informed Innocence
With the right information, the innocent can ensure quality representation.  Your tax-deductible donation will help us publish the  Informed Innocence booklet to guide them.

Volunteer for the Informed Innocence task force
Our first logo!
In memory of Troy Davis
10/9/68 - 9/21/11

IM Innocent Seminar
If you or your loved one would like to learn more about how an accused can protect his/her innocence, join us for our monthly IM Innocent seminar, where the innocent and their loved ones will learn how to build a record of their innocence and get the most from their court-appointed lawyer.  Sign-up here.
If you share our concern for the innocent, join our team!

Task Force Work
Special Skills Volunteer


Innocence Matters' Founder and Executive Director, Deirdre O'Connor, gives a heartfelt summary of the beginnings of Innocence Matters, including the tragic outcome for Troy Davis and the unforgettable joy of seeing John Smith walk out of prison.  

A special thank you to Marymount College Excellence in Leadership Program and Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., M.F.A., President  for giving us this opportunity to think about what it means to do the work we do!

Innocence Matters is looking for advocates and agents in social change to join us in designing and developing innovative preventative measures.  Share your ideas here!  
You can help bring an innocent person home. 
Innocence Matters
P.O. Box 1098
Torrance, CA 90505