Montana Innocence Project

The Montana Innocence Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent and preventing wrongful convictions.

We use DNA and other evidence to advance credible claims of innocence through our interdisciplinary Innocence Clinic based at the University of Montana School of Law. We also work to improve our criminal justice system through proven public policy reforms, and through training and education for attorneys, law enforcement and other Montanans across the state.


Donations fund 100% of our work. Wrongfully incarcerated people rarely have the financial resources necessary to prove their innocence. Donations help cover the costs of investigation and litigation for our clients. Learn more about making a tax-deductible donation.
MTIP provides free legal assistance to Montanans who maintain their innocence for the crimes for which they were convicted. Learn more about how to submit a case to the Montana Innocence Project.
The Innocence Network is made up of organizations throughout the U.S. They provide free legal services to the wrongfully convicted. For help outside of Montana, follow the link to the list of other Innocence Organizations in the U.S.