Absolutely Innocent, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization serving wrongfully convicted persons in New York and their families. Founded and run by individuals who were themselves victimized by wrongful convictions, Absolutely Innocent offers hope and practical assistance to wrongfully convicted prisoners seeking exoneration, and to their families offers community, a platform for mutual support, and education.
Absolutely Innocent focuses on providing people in the wrongful conviction arena the resources and preparation necessary to obtain exoneration of the innocent. We seek not only to empower the wrongfully convicted but also to empower their families and communities with information, support, and tools enabling them to engage in the process. Our primary goals are to exonerate the innocent and to reform the system that wrongfully convicted them. Our directors, volunteers, and community partners will work together to achieve these goals.
We want to train people with direct experience of wrongful conviction to be voices for reform, to teach them how to best reach out to the public, the media, legislatures, and the judiciary.