First of Its Kind
In The Nation
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is the first of its kind in the nation. The Commission was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2006 and began operating in 2007. Since then, the Commission has reviewed over 2,500 innocence claims and conducted multiple hearings.
The Commission began operation in 2007
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*Data compiled August 29, 2019
*The hearings for Leon Brown, Henry McCollum, and Edward McInnis were conducted as Motions for Appropriate Relief based on the Commission’s investigation. **Twelve individuals have been exonerated as a result of the Commission’s investigations.