The Innocence Project of Minnesota works to free the wrongfully convicted and prevent future wrongful convictions from occurring in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

2,496 +

Exonerations in U.S. Since 1989

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Years lost in prison


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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Our Cases

IPMN has worked to free six men who were in prison for crimes they did not commit. These men spent a combined 84 years behind bars due to wrongful convictions.

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