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Delaware AG Establishes "Actual Innocence Project"

Since 1992, "The Innocence Project" has pursued litigation and public policy initiatives dedicated to the exoneration of wrongfully incarcerated individuals through the use of DNA testing. In almost all of these cases, the Innocence Project has gone head-to-head with the prosecutors who carried out the initial prosecution.    

It is therefore noteworthy that in Delaware, where the Attorney General is the exclusive prosecutor, AG Matt Denn has announced the formation of a Delaware specific "Actual Innocence Project" that will operate to provide review opportunities for those who believe they were wrongfully convicted of a crime. This is another example of Denn's national leadership in criminal justice reform.

See: Delaware DOJ creates The Actual Innocence Project