The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is using a sizable grant from Venable to establish an endowment that will help exonerees from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia get back on their feet after their release from prison. The endowment, named the Venable-Burner Exoneree Support Fund, will provide social services, behavioral
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At our 13th Annual Awards Luncheon this year, Amazon will receive the Defender of Innocence Award. Amazon’s legal department is one of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project’s most important pro-bono partners. Over the past few years, 120 Amazon lawyers in more than 14 countries have spent countless hours screening, evaluating, and
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