Our mission is to vindicate and free from prison those individuals in the United States and Canada who are factually innocent of the crimes for which they have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for life or death.
Centurion Ministries, Inc. (CM) was founded in 1983 in Princeton, New Jersey as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation by Jim McCloskey. Recognized in North America as the pioneer in this field, CM has successfully reinvestigated and freed scores of factually innocent people within the U.S. and Canada.
CM is the only entity whose focus is nationwide and Canada. We take advantage of DNA and other forensic testing to prove innocence when we can; however most wrongful convictions do not have evidence that can be scientifically tested to prove innocence. Therefore, the bulk of our case work is non-DNA and requires “in-the-field” investigation of wrongful convictions that have taken place throughout the nation.
At any given time CM has a case load of approximately 20 active cases, all in different stages of development.
In achieving the objectives of our work at no cost to those whom we serve, CM conducts an exhaustive reinvestigation of each case with the goal of developing new evidence sufficient to overturn the conviction. We also retain and work closely with the very best attorneys and forensic experts who ably assist us in obtaining judicial relief for our beneficiaries. CM bears all expenses necessary for the successful completion of our mission.