We seek to right past wrongs and to make the entire system more fair and accountable.
Sometimes the only thing that stands between an innocent person and prison is their attorney, the prosecutor, or law enforcement - each with their own biases and prejudices. The criminal justice system can get it wrong with devastating impacts. Wrongful convictions due to error or intentional malfeasance can result in imprisoning an innocent person for years.
The Conviction Integrity Unit of the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office pledges to conduct a holistic review and investigation of each eligible claim. Information gathered through CIU investigation will be used to support the development of officewide policies, protocols, and training to help prevent future wrongful convictions - because the ultimate goal of a CIU is to make the need for a CIU obsolete.