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Expanding Postconviction DNA Testing for Innocent Washington Prisoners

Award Information

Award #
2013-DY-BX-K005
Funding Category
Competitive
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2013
Total funding (to date)
$472,170

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $472,170)

Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division (WSPCLD) and Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) have a unique partnership that has exonerated four Washington men who collectively served over 44 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. Their freedom is a direct result of NIJ support. Funds are needed to expand the availability of DNA testing to free innocent prisoners and bring true perpetrators to justice.

ca/ncf

Date Created: August 28, 2013