Case Qualifications

In order for his/her case to qualify for Center review, an inmate must:
  • Have been convicted of a felony committed in North Carolina
  • Assert a credible claim of innocence
  • Claim complete, actual innocence (i.e., they did not commit or have any involvement in the crime)
  • Have no more rights to appeal
  • Be currently unrepresented by an attorney
  • Have the possibility of new evidence that was not previously presented at trial or heard in a post-conviction motion 
  • Be claiming innocence for all convictions for which he/she is serving time
If you are looking for assistance for an inmate in another state, please visit the Innocence Network member directory to find an organization in your area.
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