“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

— Rev. Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.




We work to free the wrongfully convicted and prevent future wrongful convictions from occurring.



What We Do

Since its inception in 2001, the Innocence Project of Minnesota has represented people who were wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit.  We also educate attorneys and criminal justice professionals on best practices, and work to reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions and other unjust results in criminal cases.

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The National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society, University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law, has been tracking exonerations in the United States since 1989.  Interact with some of the statistics below.

The Facts


2000 +




Years lost in prison



Exonerations based on DNA



IPMN has worked to free five men who were in prison for crimes they did not commit. These men spent a combined 27 years behind bars due to wrongful convictions.

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Take Action.  Whether you are referring a case, looking for a speaker, or interested in donating, IPMN has many ways you can get involved.  We depend on community and individual support!