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Introducing The Groups Registry

Introducing The Groups Registry

A first look at the newest archive from The National Registry of exonerations exploring wrongful convictions resulting from systemic misconduct in the agencies that investigate and prosecute criminal cases.
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Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

In 1983, Jackie Wilson was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders of two Chicago police officers. Charges were dismissed during his third trial in 2020 after a prosecutor falsely testified about the existence of a witness and new evidence showed Wilson was a bystander, not a participant in the murders. (Photo: The Chicago Sun Times)
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Interactive Data Display

Interactive Data Display

​Use our clickable map & graph to filter and display exonerations by state, race, contributing factors, crime, year, and more.
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 CHARLES JASON LIVELY

CHARLES JASON LIVELY

In 2006, Charles Jason Lively was sentenced to life in prison in McDowell County, West Virginia for setting a fire that killed a 70-year-old man. He was exonerated in 2020 after two fire experts concluded there was no evidence the fire was the result of arson. (Photo: Charleston Gazette)
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 FRANCES CHOY

FRANCES CHOY

In 2011, Frances Choy was sentenced to life in prison without parole for setting a fire that killed her parents in Brockton, Massachusetts. She was exonerated in 2020 based on evidence that her nephew set the fire and because the prosecution failed to disclose evidence pointing to her innocence.
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