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DNA Innocence Program, Idaho Innocence Project at Boise State University

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $629,851)

As submitted by the proposer: The Idaho Innocence Project (IIP) will provide assistance to wrongfully convicted prisoners since 2004. We will review DNA cases, including those where previous DNA results were erroneous. Unlike other Innocence Network organizations our director is a DNA expert, with access to a fully equipped forensic DNA laboratory at Boise State University. For this reason, we will assist on cases outside our primary service area (Pacific Northwest) throughout the United States, helping other Innocence organizations with complex DNA issues. We are the only innocence organization that uses validated probabilistic DNA software that is capable of reopening DNA cases without any new wet laboratory work. This proposal will allow us to review 600 cases in two years, with an anticipated in-depth investigation of 20 cases using probabilistic DNA software. Our goal is to attain DNA testing in every case where it may establish innocence. ca/ncf

Date Created: September 13, 2016