The Innocence Institute is closed and no longer accepting cases for review.
Founded in 2001 by veteran investigative reporter and Point Park University professor Bill Moushey, the Innocence Institute has been involved in 17 cases that have either been reopened or reversed since 2001, and has achieved success in helping to free the wrongfully convicted. It has also become a leading voice across the nation in exposing systemic issues in the criminal justice system, such as:
- Eyewitness Identifications
- False Confessions
- Forensic Science
- Issues related to juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison
The Innocence Institute has won numerous local, regional and statewide awards for its work.