Centurion is a secular, national non-profit (501(c)3) organization dedicated to the vindication of the wrongly convicted. Since 1983, we have had 70 releases from prison of men and women who were serving life or death sentences for crimes they did not commit. That’s over 1,500 years of life lost. We take on the hard cases, the ones others leave behind. We re-investigate the crime, uncovering lost evidence, finding new evidence, convincing a coerced witness to come forward with the truth, overturning false confessions, and sometimes even finding the real criminal.
The science of DNA has been of immense help in freeing the innocent from prison. However, despite the numbers of exonerations achieved utilizing DNA evidence, most claims of innocence do not have a scientific element available that would be probative of innocence. There are countless numbers of innocent men and women in prison whose cases require a complete field investigation and expert post-conviction legal assistance to help them obtain their rightful freedom. That’s where Centurion steps in.