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.
The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project fights every day on behalf of innocent men and women from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who languish in prison for crimes they did not commit. MAIP is proud to be &pizza’s fundraising partner on Juneteenth! TODAY, Friday, June 19, please enter MAIP in the promo code
We at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project join the Innocence Network and the Black Lives Matter Movement in condemning the senseless murder of George Floyd and so many other Black citizens killed by police brutality. In our work, we unfortunately see the effects of systemic racism and anti-Blackness every day. Our
Learn about the recently passed innocence laws in Virginia on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live. Thomas Haynesworth, featured on the “The Innocence Files” docuseries, will join Virginia House Majority Leader Charniele Herring (D-Arlington), the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, and University of Virginia (UVA) Innocence Clinic client Darnell Phillps on Thursday,
Last week, MAIP client Matt Horner walked out of prison for the first time in 15 years, released on electronic monitoring. A federal judge reversed Matt’s conviction in February. While the state is appealing, it agreed to the release given the risks to prisoners during the COVID-19 outbreak. Matt was
THREE BALTIMORE MEN TO BE FREED AFTER SPENDING A COMBINED 108 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A MURDER THEY DID NOT COMMIT Today, the Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office announced that it would agree to vacate the convictions and dismiss all charges against Mid-Atlantic Innocence
Today, October 2, is Wrongful Conviction Day. Over 2,400 people have been exonerated in the United States since 1989, but we know the problem of wrongful convictions is much bigger. It’s a human system and with millions of people incarcerated around the world, the volume is simply too high to