To be eligible for the compensation, the person cannot sue to the state for any additional damages through civil proceedings in federal court.
The two men who were wrongfully convicted for a 1994 kidnapping and homicide in Montana City have each received $6 million in settlements.
Katie Garding, convicted in 2011 of a fatal hit-and-run in East Missoula, will not get a new trial based on what the Montana Innocence Project argued is new evidence, the state Supreme Court decided in a 5-2 opinion issued Tuesday.
State lawmakers on the Law and Justice Interim Committee on Tuesday heard from the public on a proposal to compensate people wrongfully convicted.
Missoula prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed a murder charge filed over 10 years ago against Robert James "Dave" Wilkes, whose conviction was overturned in 2018 after "overwhelming" evidence submitted on his behalf by the Montana Innocence Project.
Amy Sings in the Timber of Missoula has been named the new executive director of the Montana Innocence Project.
The state Legislature last week passed a resolution to examine how it might set up monetary compensation to support those wrongfully incarcerated upon their release.
Weeks after a judge overturned his conviction, Robert Wilkes again pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the decade-old death of his 3-month-old son.
Larry Mansch was back and forth from the Missoula County jail Tuesday, having meetings with a man who had just learned that a judge overturned…
In 1992, attorneys Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at the Cardozo School of Law founded the Innocence Project of New York. Soon thereafter, oth…
A District Court judge has overturned the 2009 homicide conviction of Robert Wilkes, marking yet another court victory for the Montana Innocence Project.
A trial to determine whether a Stevensville woman’s 2011 conviction for a hit-and-run that killed a man in East Missoula will be overturned started Monday in Missoula County District Court, and is expected to conclude Tuesday.
Freddie Joe Lawrence said he harbors no anger toward those who put him in prison for 23 years for a crime he's always maintained he didn't commit.
At the foot of Mount Powell, the clean smell of snow and the more evocative smell of manure commingled as wind swept into the parking lot in front of the Montana State Prison's administration building Tuesday afternoon.
Freddie Joe Lawrence and Paul Kenneth Jenkins, two men serving life sentences for the killing of a Jefferson County woman in 1994, had those convictions overturned Friday morning following five years of work by the Montana Innocence Project.
A state judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to overturn convictions of two men in a 1994 murder.
Freddie Joe Lawrence and Paul Kenneth Jenkins were convicted in the 1994 murder of Montana City barkeeper Donna Meagher on circumstantial evidence, but new DNA testing has made a connection to a convicted killer David Wayne Nelson.
The Montana Innocence Project is reviewing a 1983 homicide that relied in part on now-debunked science to imprison a Billings man for 110 years.
It’s been a busy year for the Montana Innocence Project.
MISSOULA — Richard Raugust is a free man.
The Montana Innocence Project has expanded its legal team with the hiring of a former Yellowstone County District Court Law Clerk.
MISSOULA — Despite a series of successes in the past year, the staff at the Montana Innocence Project know they have a lot of work still ahead…
HELENA — A Missoula man assisted by the Montana Innocence Project in his attempts to overturn a 2002 conviction for a rape he says never occur…