At our 13th Annual Awards Luncheon this year, the Champion of Justice award will go to Walter Lomax, representing the group of Maryland exonerees who worked tirelessly to reform the state’s exoneree compensation law. The Walter Lomax Act, which was signed into law in April 2021, made a series of
On April 19, 2022, the Virginia Court of Appeals unanimously granted a writ of actual innocence to Michael Haas, who has spent more than 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Michael, who has been on parole since 2017, is now fully exonerated thanks to the
MAIP is currently looking for an investigator to be based in Virginia, either in Richmond or the Hamptons Roads area. If you or someone you know is in the market for a new challenge, where you can be a part of righting wrongs in our criminal-legal system, please apply today!
“Going beyond this analysis as proscribed in Md. Crim. Pro. Sec. 8-301, the State asserts that, given the information and evidence known now, the State’s confidence in Morris’s conviction has evaporated.” State’s Supplemental Response to Petitioner’s Writ of Actual Innocence Petition1 This afternoon, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge vacated
Governor Ralph Northam signed into law legislation that will make criminal investigative files in closed cases accessible to the public. The law, which will take effect on July 1, passed the House in February and the Senate in March. These records contain critical information that may help provide closure to
MAIP is adding to our development team! We are looking to hire a Development Associate. If you or someone you know is in the market for this brand new, full-time role, please direct them to the job posting here.
This morning, the Baltimore City Circuit Court vacated the conviction of Melvin Thomas, who has spent nearly 19 years in prison for an attempted murder he did not commit. Later today, Melvin will leave prison as a free man, thanks to the work of our longtime friend and colleague, Booth
The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is currently seeking candidates for our part-time (20 hours per week) Operations Manager position. If you or someone you know is looking for an opportunity like this, please refer them to this posting.