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When wrongful incarceration ends, our work begins.

Learn more from our exonerees

The nightmare doesn’t stop at the prison gate.

After years incarcerated for crimes they didn’t commit, exonerees are left to fend for themselves once released. Most never receive any meaningful compensation or assistance.


Americans have been exonerated since 1989.*


of them have not received any compensation.*

The system wronged them. And now we’re failing them all over again.

A fourth slide could go here

After Innocence helps the exonerated rebuild their lives, post-release.

We provide direct, substantive re-entry support nationwide, and we advocate with exonerees for policy reform to fix the broken system.

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Take up their fight and make it right.

Join us in our pursuit of post-release justice. Learn how you can use your voice to share exoneree stories and the work of After Innocence.

Jon eldan
Jon Eldan

Founder & Director of After Innocence

Rather than directly represent one exoneree at a time, I realized that I could do much more by recruiting and mobilizing attorneys across the country to help exonerees, and then doing the critical follow-up work to ensure the work actually gets done.

News & Views


Wrongful Conviction Day

The eighth annual International Wrongful Conviction Day is Saturday, October 2nd. Join our social media take over.


Healthcare open enrollment

The healthcare marketplace is open through August 15, 2021. Available to all exonerees and their families who are in need of coverage.


Exoneree dental event

Our annual dental project will take place on August 21, 2021, providing free dentistry to those who have been wrongfully convicted.