Eric Ferrero, media contact
The project was founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to help prisoners who could be proved innocent through DNA testing. As of 2008, the project said 225 people in the U.S. have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who have served time on death row. The project's full-time attorneys and Cardozo law students have provided representation or other assistance on most of these cases.
Links to similar projects based elsewhere can be found at this site: