About us

Mission Statement

Investigating Innocence is a not-for-profit organization that provides investigative support to indigent inmates, lawyers and Innocence Projects throughout the United States who seek to prove post-conviction claims of actual innocence. To help accomplish this goal, the organization is dedicated to training and educating its members to the highest standards in how to conduct post-conviction investigations. The organization is supported by annual membership dues of private and public investigators, as well as individual and institutional members


What We Do

Our organization provides investigative services to indigent inmates, lawyers, and to members of the Innocence Network who seek to prove post-conviction claims of actual innocence. A 501 (c)(3) non-for-profit organization, we are supported by the dues of our members and through the generosity of our donors. Our members are devoted to freeing the innocent.


Our Staff and Volunteers

Kelly A. Thompson, Executive Director Bill Clutter, Director of Investigations Bridget R. Norris, Director of Advocacy Rhonda Keech, Case Coordinator Melisa A. Fraase, Secretary Keith Hamilton, Treasurer  Sarah Dee Marie Weihmeir, Membership Coordinator