Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) is a nonprofit law office that represents innocent prisoners serving life sentences in Louisiana and Mississippi at no cost to them or their loved ones. IPNO also assists them with their transition into the free world upon their release. The organization uses its cases to explain how wrongful convictions happen and what we can all do to prevent them. IPNO works with legislators, judges, lawyers, law enforcement, and policymakers to protect the innocent within the criminal justice system. Since its inception in 2001, IPNO has freed or exonerated twenty-seven innocent men. IPNO takes the hardest cases—cases that others are not equipped to. It devotes the majority of its time and resources to freeing poor people who would otherwise die in prison for crimes they did not commit.
A 2016 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported the Exoneree Assistance Fund.