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With your support, the National Registry of Exonerations can protect the innocent by preventing false convictions.

We find the stories. We painstakingly search for every false conviction in the United States that is overturned and meets our criteria for exoneration. We gather the information, study the cases, and code the data, fueling the most comprehensive public database of exonerations that exists.

We tell the stories. One by one, we write and share the human stories behind each individual exoneration. We bear witness to these incredible injustices to ensure that they are remembered.

And we count the stories. Thousands of exonerees. Tens of thousands of years lost to wrongful incarceration. Untold costs paid by our communities. This independent collection of data allows us to understand how false convictions occur and prevent them from happening in the future. 

Take a stand to protect the innocent by donating today.


OTHER DONATION OPTIONS

How can I mail in my donation?
Please send your check to:
National Registry of Exonerations Foundation
1410 Abbott Rd #154
East Lansing MI 48826
Once your gift is received and processed, we will mail you a receipt.

How can I donate appreciated securities, wire funds, or donate from a foundation or donor-advised fund?
Please contact Patricia Cummings at RegistryDirector@law.msu.edu for more information. If you include your phone number, we are happy to call you to discuss any questions you have regarding your donation.

DONATION FAQ

Is this donation tax deductible?
Yes, all donations are 100% tax-deductible. The National Registry of Exonerations Foundation is a 501(c)(3) U.S. tax exempt organization. Our Tax ID number is 86-2065065.

Is this donation secure?
Yes, we ensure the security and confidentiality of all information you provide through this platform. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and facilitate safe online donations. We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information with any other party.

Will I get a receipt?
Yes, a donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent a receipt each month when your donation is processed.


The National Registry of Exonerations Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Every dollar donated to the Registry goes directly to help us study and disseminate information on false convictions, why they occur, and how to prevent them.

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