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The Exoneration Initiative is committed to freeing the wrongfully convicted. Focused on The Exoneration Initiative's mission statement, the Board of Directors oversees the basic functioning of the organization and helps it to achieve its near and long-term goals.

The Directors are:

Bob Balaban

Alan Dershowitz

Glenn Garber

William Hellerstein

Susan Sarandon, Honorary Board Member

Sarah Schindler-Williams

Gerald Shargel

Paul Shechtman


Freddie Cox's Case In the Spotlight: A Claim of Innocence is No Longer a Roadblock to Parole
20 November 2014

After nearly 30 years in prison for a Brooklyn murder he did not commit, EXI client Freddie Cox has been released on parole. EXI advocated for him before the parole board, asking them not to hold his claim of innocence against him. Now, Freddie is free and can join EXI on the outside as we fight for his exoneration.

Check out the NYTimes article and compelling video of Freddie's interview

Exoneration Initiative Inaugural Benefit
06 November 2014

EXI's Inaugural Benefit dinner, held on November 4, 2014, was a huge success. Host Daymond John spoke about his personal connection to EXI's mission of exonerating the actually innocent. A number of EXI clients were able to attend with their families, and the event was a wonderful opportunity for the community to share in a celebration of their freedom. View photos of the benefit on Facebook

Special thanks to our Host Committee: Bob Balaban, Mia Farrow, Cynthia Nixon, Sister Helen Prejean, Susan Sarandon and Sam Waterston.