Illinois will receive more than $1 million in federal grants for two criminal justice programs, including the Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield.
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority will administer nearly $590,000 for the Illinois Innocence Project. It has focused on wrongful-conviction cases in downstate Illinois, but the grant will allow it to expand to the northern part of the state.
The money will help it identify and investigate the strength of DNA evidence where available.
The grant was featured by the State Journal-Register on September 11, 2012.
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