Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) works to find and free the innocent in Florida prisons, help those who have been released rebuild their lives and work to prevent future wrongful convictions.
The Innocence Project of Florida (IPF) is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3), non-profit organization founded in January 2003 to help innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives. IPF provides representation to individuals in their effort to prove their innocence and does so at no cost to the innocent inmate. Annually IPF processes nearly 1,000 requests for assistance from inmates and their families, and the project is currently litigating more than three dozen cases with hundreds more in various stages of review and investigation. IPF was the first innocence organization in the nation to have a full-time social worker on staff.
Who do you serve?
Innocent men and women currently imprisoned in Florida prisons.
Florida has freed 14 men after DNA testing proved their innocence. Collectively, they spent 268 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. IPF has secured the release and exoneration of a number of innocent individuals from Florida’s prisons, including achieving the exoneration of James Bain, whose 35 years of wrongful incarceration is longer than that of any DNA exoneree in the United States.
Financial support. IPF is funded solely through grants and donations. We receive no funding from the State of Florida.
Plans for the Future
Continue to work to correct years of injustice and restore lives and families of those impacted by wrongful conviction.