"You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free."
~ Clarence Darrow


The Innocence Project of Iowa is a nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent and remedy wrongful convictions in the State of Iowa through case investigation, policy reform, and education. The Project's volunteers assist inmates with viable claims of actual innocence and work to improve the integrity of Iowa's criminal justice system.

This website provides information about the Innocence Project of Iowa, our work, and the national innocence movement. Learn about us, including our history, structure, and organization. Persons seeking assistance from the Project should follow the instructions in information for inmates. We encourage you to support us financially or to get involved as a volunteer. Check out the latest news and the many resources we have available. Finally, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



IPI President to Speak in Dubuque

Brian Farrell will discuss the issue of wrongful convictions in a lecture at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Blades Chapel at the University of Dubuque. Details on the event can be found here.

Article Examines Interrogation Recording in Iowa

A recent article in the Iowa Law Review Bulletin looks at the development of Iowa law on the electronic recording of custodial interrogations and makes recommendations for the future.  The article, by Brian Farrell from the University of Iowa and Sara Farrell from Coe College, can be found here.

River to River Looks at False Confessions

IPI President Brian Farrell, Iowa State University professors Stephanie Madon and Max Guyll, and Polk County Attorney John Sarcone appeared on Iowa Public Radio's River to River to discuss false confessions.  A recording of the program, which aired on October 8, 2013, can be heard here.