(MEMPHIS, TN – September 8, 2023) On Thursday, September 14, 2023, the Tennessee Innocence Project (TIP), headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, will host the grand opening of its new Memphis office, located at 2029 Peabody Avenue in the Midtown area.

The grand opening will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and TIP is inviting supporters, donors and those who are interested in the work that TIP does to help those who have been wrongfully convicted in Tennessee.

“After months of hard work and planning, we can finally say that we are ready to take on the challenges of the Mid-South region,” said Jessica Van Dyke, Tennessee Innocence Project Executive Director and Lead Counsel. “We are thrilled to bring our mission to this incredible city and fight for justice and exoneration alongside the Memphis community. We couldn’t have done it without the support of our amazing sponsors, donors and allies.”

After a year of planning, the Tennessee Innocence Project launched in February 2019, as Tennessee’s first and only full-time organization working to free innocent people from prison.

According to their 2022 annual report, TIP has helped exonerate five individuals and Shelby County has the highest number of submitted applications across the state.

To RSVP for the grand opening, visit www.tninnocence.org/memphis. If you are unable to attend the grand opening, you can donate to TIP at www.tninnocence.org.

About the Tennessee Innocence Project:

Launched in February 2019 as the first full-time innocence organization in the state, the Tennessee Innocence Project (TIP) is a non-profit law firm working to free wrongfully convicted Tennesseans. To date, more than 3,200 people have lost more than 25,000 years due to wrongful convictions across the United States. TIP has three primary focus areas: 1) investigating and litigating wrongful conviction cases for those in Tennessee prisons to obtain exonerations, 2) training law students and attorneys about how to litigate these cases and how to prevent future wrongful convictions, and 3) bringing about changes that lead to the discovery of wrongful convictions and remedies to the wrongfully convicted. To learn more, visit www.tninnocence.org.

For more information or if you would like to interview someone from the Tennessee Innocence Project, contact Jennifer Sharp, The Carter Malone Group, LLC, at 901.278.0881 or jsharp@cmgpr.com.