About Georgia Innocence Project (GIP)
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Studies estimate 4% of people in prison are innocent. That may seem like a small number, but in Georgia alone, that means more than 2,000 people could be sitting behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit.
Georgia Innocence Project or GIP is an independent local nonprofit dedicated to correcting and preventing wrongful convictions in the state of Georgia and connecting exonerees to resources to help them rebuild the lives that were stolen from them.
Collaborating with a network of pro bono lawyers, volunteers, and students, GIP attorneys and staff conduct investigations into criminal convictions where there is a compelling claim of innocence. To date, Georgia Innocence Project has helped free and exonerate 12 people who lost a combined total of 275 years of their lives.
We can’t do the work we do without your help. For more information or to donate, visit georgiainnocenceproject.org