Q. What is the Innocence Project’s position on the death penalty?
A. The Innocence Project supports a moratorium on capital punishment while the causes of wrongful convictions are fully identified and remedied. This has been the Innocence Project’s position since our inception in 1992, and it is the same position the American Bar Association adopted more than a decade ago. Read more on our position on the death penalty and the cases of people exonerated through DNA testing after serving time on death row.