Downstate Innocence Project gets federal grant

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Downstate Innocence Project has been awarded another federal grant to help investigate cases where people might have been unjustly convicted of crimes.

From: http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x110334286/Downstate-Innocence-Project-gets-federal-grant

 

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Downstate Innocence Project has been awarded another federal grant to help investigate cases where people might have been unjustly convicted of crimes.

The $249,319 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will go toward clearing cases that can’t be resolved through DNA testing.

The Downstate Innocence Project last year received a $687,448 federal grant to investigate cases in which DNA testing is involved.
 
UIS works with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law and the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Law School. 

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