The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing wrongful convictions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Through a 20-member Board of Directors, a staff of one full-time and one part-time lawyer, and a wide network of attorney and student volunteers, we work to identify wrongfully convicted prisoners in our region. We then provide them with pro bono investigative and legal assistance so they can obtain their freedom. We know we cannot possibly correct all of the wrongful convictions that have occurred in our region, so we also strive to educate judges, legislators, and the public about the causes of wrongful convictions. Our hope is that such education will lead to changes in our laws and our society that will prevent wrongful convictions in the future.