The only resource of its kind in Washington State, the IPNW, based at the University of Washington School of Law, frees innocent prisoners using DNA and other new evidence. IPNW was founded in 1997 to exonerate the innocent, remedy causes of wrongful conviction and offer law students an outstanding education.
On April 4, 2013 IPNW celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Herban Feast in Seattle, WA. California Innocence Project exoneree and NFL hopeful Brain Banks offered the keynote address. Congressman Adam Smith, Jack and Leslie Hamann and Joseph Pierce were honored as champions of justice.