Thursday, September 22, 2011

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.

The grant was featured in an September 22, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online