Federal Funding for Innocence Work is at Risk in FY 2011 Budget

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Federal funding for innocence work nationally in 2010 helped to:

  • Ensure that wrongfully convicted individuals have fair access to justice;
  • Improve the accuracy of the criminal justice system; and
  • Increase overall public safety.

In 2011, this funding is at risk of being cut.

We at the Mississippi Innocence Project urge you to contact your senators and representative, and encourage them to continue their support of innocence work now.  Please call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your senator or representative.

Ask your member of Congress to support continued funding for innocence work in the FY 2011 budget, namely, funding for the Wrongful Conviction Review Program, the Kirk Bloodsworth Post-Conviction DNA Testing Program, and the Paul Coverdell Forensic Sciences Improvement Grant Program.