To vindicate the wrongfully convicted.
Centurion was the first organization in the world dedicated to the vindication of the wrongly convicted. Since 1983, we have freed 63 men and women who were serving life or death sentences for crimes they did not commit. (That’s over 1200 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. Over 1,500 new requests for help come to Centurion each year and we are currently developing over 150 cases of wrongful conviction. The people we work for are indigent from years of exhausted appeals and lost funds. Centurion bears all costs of their work and is a 501 (c)3 organization. We are almost always the last hope. The only hope.