Demand For Oklahoma Innocence Project Grows After Successful Exonerations

The Oklahoma Innocence Project’s caseload is growing after the non-profit scored a legal victory last year that exonerated two former inmates.

In May 2016, Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter left prison for the first time in 16 years after the Oklahoma Innocence Project cleared the two men. Both were wrongfully convicted in the 1994 murder of Karen Summers and sentenced to life plus 170 years.

And Justice For All

On May 9, 2016, after spending 22 years in prison for being accused and convicted of killing a 19-year-old woman, Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter were exonerated for a crime that they did not commit. Scott and Carpenter wrote and requested help for 22 years, until finally someone heard their plea. Years after standing by their innocence, the Oklahoma chapter of the Innocence Project took up their cause. 

A Death Row Convict’s Final Words Set Two Innocent Men Free

De’Marchoe Carpenter was running out of time.

He’d lost an appeal, Oklahoma’s governor twice denied him parole, and his post-conviction lawyers had just informed him that a key witness died of kidney failure. They were forced to mothball his case. But here Carpenter was, waiting among a flock of prisoners in a penitentiary gymnasium with a heart full of hope.

Innocence Project Exonerees Recall 22 Years Behind Bars

For most of us, an incredible number of life events took place between 1994 and 2016. Marriages, babies, vacations, job changes.

For De’Marchoe Carpenter and Malcolm Scott, those 22 years included days that mostly looked the same — exercising, watching TV, writing letters, praying — all while incarcerated for a crime neither man committed.

Tulsa Men Wrongfully Convicted of Murder Thank Those Who Helped Free Them

They spent more than 20 years in prison for crime they didn’t commit. Two men are free, but the journey isn’t over.

Malcolm Scott and De’Marchoe Carpenter were wrongfully convicted of murder when they were just 18.

Tulsa Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 21 Years Speaks Out

Malcolm Scott has changed a lot in his life after spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

"I wasn't given this second chance just to get out here and be nothing. You know? God gave me this chance for a reason, and I know this is just the beginning," Scott said.

Mid-Atlantic IP Client Lamar Johnson Exonerated

After 13 years in prison for first-degree murder, a Baltimore man walked free Tuesday afternoon as the Baltimore state’s attorney’s office joined his defense team in asking for his exoneration. 

2nd Annual OKIP Fish Fry Fundraising Event

2nd Annual OKIP Fish Fry Fundraising Event

There will be Music, Food, Drinks and Speakers. Tickets are $27.50, which buy one (1) food ticket, two (2) drink tickets, and one (1) free raffle ticket.  Local musicians will be Chanda Graham, Ryan Spunky Adams, Kreative Noize, Robert Banks and Positive Productions. All proceeds benefit the OKIP.