About us



The Medill Justice Project, founded at Northwestern University in 1999, is an award-winning national investigative journalism center that examines potentially wrongful convictions, probes systemic criminal justice issues and conducts groundbreaking research. As journalists, we advocate only for the truth.

The Medill Justice Project is headquartered at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. The Medill Justice Project also runs a bureau in Washington, D.C., and operates out of San Francisco. MJP has conducted investigations throughout the United States, including reporting in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin.

–Prof. Alec Klein, director of The Medill Justice Project