March 14, 2014: Sarah Pearce Freed After 12 Years.
Pictured with her mom (left) and aunt.
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Due to funding constraints, the Idaho Innocence Project is not currently taking on new cases. We continue in our mission to prevent wrongful convictions through education and research, and to assist other organizations with DNA cases. Since 2005, we have helped start Innocence Projects in Ireland and France, and established the International Innocence program that researches DNA cases outside the United States.
Idaho Innocence Project Sponsors Eyewitness Identification Best Practices Seminar
On November 13, 2012 the IIP sponsored an eyewitness identification seminar for local law enforcement agencies. Speakers were Rebecca Brown from the national Innocence Project, Chief William Brooks from the Norwood, MA Police Department, Professor Jennifer Dysart from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Rick Visser, formerly of the Idaho Innocence Project. The two-hour seminar was very well received, and the IIP thanks all who attended and participated. The seminar’s goal was to advocate best practices in Idaho in eyewitness identification. 75% of the 301 wrongfully convicted cases in America involved misidentification. TO DONATE TO THE IDAHO INNOCENCE PROJECT, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
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