The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is a state agency established in 2006 by the General Assembly to investigate and evaluate post-conviction claims of factual innocence.

Commission members



The Commission is made up of eight members selected by the Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The members include a Superior Court Judge, a Prosecuting Attorney, a Defense Attorney, a Victim Advocate, a Member of the Public, a Sheriff, and two Discretionary members.

The Commission staff carefully reviews new evidence and investigates cases in a neutral and impartial manner.

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Total Claims Received

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Total Cases Closed

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Claims Received in 2017

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Exonerations


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*Data compiled June 30, 2017

Staff Members


Our experienced staff reviews and investigates numerous innocence claims. Our staff includes an Executive Director, an Associate Director, a Staff Attorney, a Legal Investigator, a Case Coordinator, a Grant Staff Attorney, and an Administrative Secretary.