About the Innocence Project
The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing the conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our staff of four works with a dedicated Board of Directors and scores of pro bono lawyers and law students to screen and investigate the cases of prisoners who write us. We then provide pro bono investigative and legal help in the most compelling cases, working to ensure that innocent prisoners obtain their freedom. We know we cannot possibly correct all of the wrongful convictions that have occurred in our region, so we also strive to educate judges, legislators, and the public about the causes of wrongful convictions. We hope that this education will lead to changes in our laws and our society that will prevent wrongful convictions in the future.
For more information on what we do and what kinds of cases we handle, please visit our Request Help page. For more information on what you can do to help us in our mission, please visit our Take Action page.