Robert Jones is pictured (right) following his exoneration with Innocence Project New Orleans Deputy Director Richard Davis on Jan. 26, 2017. Photo: Innocence Project New Orleans.

Robert Jones exonerated on his 44th birthday 

In 1992, Robert Jones was convicted of robbing, kidnapping and raping a woman in Orleans Parish and then soon after pleaded guilty to a pair of other crimes, one of which included killing a tourist in New Orleans’ French Quarter. On his 44th birthday, Jones was exonerated of those crimes after the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office announced that it would not retry him for the 1992 crimes and vacated the other charges to which he’d falsely pleaded guilty. Jones was represented by the New Orleans Innocence Project with Co-Counsel from Innocence Project's Barry Scheck and Nina Morrison. Jones has an Amazon Wish List for those willing to contribute. More

Felipe Rodriguez free and reunited with his son

Rodriguez (left) with his son Felipe Jr.

Felipe Rodriguez was released on Jan. 26 after serving 26 years in prison for a murder he maintains he did not commit. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commuted his sentence in December. Innocence Project will continue to work with Rodriguez’s attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma to secure his exoneration. More.

Rodney Roberts: Innocent people plead guilty out of fear

Rodney Roberts was arrested in 1996 in Newark, New Jersey, after an altercation with a friend. After several days in custody, he was charged with a completely different crime -- the kidnapping and rape of a 17-year-old girl. Roberts insisted police had the wrong man. His court appointed attorney advised him to plead guilty or risk a life sentence, like thousands of other people in the criminal justice system. Learn more about his story and the Guilty Plea Campaign


Exonerations around the U.S. 

Montana Innocence Project client Cody Marble exonerated after 5 years; Kentucky Innocence Project William Virgil exonerated after 28 years. 

Register: 2017 Innocence Network Conference with Valerie Jarrett

The Innocence Network Conference brings together members of the innocence movement, including attorneys, the exonerated, and their families, for two days of educational sessions related to innocence work. Details: Friday, March 24 - Saturday, March 25 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Obama, will be the keynote speaker. Register

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