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The Idaho Innocence Project (IIP) is part of the Forensic Justice Project at Boise State University.

Our mission is to correct and prevent wrongful convictions in Idaho through case investigation, litigation, research, and education.

As part of the Forensic Justice Project (FJP) at Boise State University, we have helped free more than three-dozen wrongfully convicted prisoners in Idaho, other states, and around the world. We helped start innocence organizations in Montana, Oregon, Ireland and France, and work on DNA in cases with more than 30 other Innocence organizations. We train police, judges, lawyers, students, and members of the public through courses, professional development, and outreach activities. Dr. Hampikian’s DNA laboratory at Boise State University offers DNA analysis for cases accepted through both the IIP and FJP (cases outside of Idaho).

Staff and Volunteers

  • Jamie Ellsworth

    Legal Advisor

  • Dr. Greg Hampikian

    Executive Director

  • Greg Silvey

    Senior Consulting Counsel

  • Dan Cohn

    Licensed Private Investigator

  • Dave Henry

    Case Investigator and Administrator

  • Andrea Frazier


  • Mike Stilton


  • Sam Newton

    Assistant Professor of Law

  • Jessalyn Hopkin


  • Jennifer Cummins


  • Brooke Kenney

    Legal Intern

  • Janet Layne

    Forensic DNA Analyst

  • Layce Johnson


  • Joshua Jacobs

    Technology Director