Center on Wrongful Convictions

Forty innocent men and women in have been exonerated due to efforts of the Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC). Prior to the Center's founding in 1998, members of its staff were instrumental in 16 additional exonerations - including that of Gary Dotson, who in 1989 became the first person in the world to be exonerated by DNA. More...



Jamie Lee Peterson

The State of Michigan has dropped all charges and CWC client Jamie Lee Peterson is released from prison after more than 17 years.

Chicago Sun-Times Urges Governor Quinn to Grant

Innocence Pardon to CWC Client Randy Steidl

Randy Steidl awaiting vote on legislation to abolish the death penalty in Illinois

New CWC Film:  Daniel Taylor's First Year of Freedom

$40 Million Settlement for Dixmoor Five

James Harden, Jonathan Barr, Robert Taylor, Robert Veal and Shainnie Sharp

Christopher Coleman

Peoria County drops all charges against CWC client Christopher Coleman