“You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can be free only if I am free.”
~ Clarence Darrow

The Innocence Project of Iowa is a nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent and remedy wrongful convictions in the State of Iowa through case investigation, policy reform, and education. The Project’s volunteers assist inmates with viable claims of actual innocence and work to improve the integrity of Iowa’s criminal justice system. The Project partners with the Midwest Innocence Project and the Wrongful Conviction Division of the State Public Defender of Iowa in its review and litigation of cases.  

This website provides information about the Innocence Project of Iowa, our work, and the national innocence movement. Learn about us, including our history, structure, and organization. Persons seeking assistance from the Project should follow the instructions in information for inmates. We encourage you to support us financially or to get involved as a volunteer. Check out the many resources we have available. Finally, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.