Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Innocence Project of Florida?

Is the IPF the Florida chapter of the Innocence Project?

How do you find someone who has been wrongfully convicted?

How does your staff decide which cases to take on?

Once a case is accepted, how long does it take for exoneration?

How many wrongfully convicted people are there in prison?

What are the causes of a wrongful conviction?

Why would anyone falsely confess to a crime they didn’t commit?

What kinds of things can be DNA tested?

Is DNA testing expensive?

Have you had cases in which DNA testing you procure for the inmate proves their guilt?

How many wrongfully convicted people have been exonerated in the United States using DNA testing? Are any of them women?

What happens to exonerees once they are released?

Once exonerated, are the wrongfully convicted bitter?

Can people sue after they are exonerated?

Have the Florida exonerees been compensated?

Does your organization receive money from the State of Florida?

How can I stay in touch and learn more about the work done by the IPF?

What can I do to help?

How can I donate to the Innocence Project?

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