What We Do

MTIP Legal Director Caiti Carpenter with client Joseph Jefferson-Dust at MTIP’s 2022 Indigenous Justice rally (Photo by Sarah Mosquera)


We advocate for an accurate and accountable justice system by remediating the root causes of wrongful and unjust convictions, improving laws, and advocating for racial and criminal justice in Montana.

Legal Representation

We provide free legal services to innocent Montanans. We have freed 10 people since 2008. Our clients collectively spent more than 175 years wrongfully incarcerated and supervised.


We invite students studying law, social work, and journalism to participate in our clinic and internship programs to gain practical advocacy skills. We also educate about innocence issues, share our client’s stories, and highlight community partners through multi-media storytelling and events.