The Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU)

The Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) reviews past convictions for credible claims of actual innocence, wrongful conviction, and, where feasible, sentencing inequities. The CIU is committed to ensuring all submissions receive a thorough and equitable review. CIU investigates claims by considering all available information and evidence. A CIU investigation considers evidence that was not part of the trial record. If the CIU determines relief is warranted, CIU works collaboratively with defense counsel or pro se applicants to develop and litigate claims.