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Zavion Johnson

Zavion Johnson

In 2003, Zavion Johnson (pictured left, with NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb) was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after experts concluded that his infant daughter's death was the result of Shaken Baby Syndrome. He was exonerated in January 2018 after three experts, including two who originally testified for the prosecution, concluded that the child could have died from a fall in the bathtub as Johnson always had maintained.
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Thomas Sierra

Thomas Sierra

In 1997, Thomas Sierra was sentenced to 55 years in prison for murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2018 with the help of the Exoneration Project after evidence showed the lead detective - who was a key player in at least 9 other exonerations - had manipulated witnesses to wrongly identify Sierra.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Fred Steese, Jose Maysonet, Timothy Britt, and Arthur Brown.
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Mark Denny

Mark Denny

In 1989, Mark Denny was sentenced to 19 to 57 years in prison for a rape and robbery at a Burger King restaurant in Brooklyn, New York. He was exonerated in 2017 based on evidence that he was the victim of a mistaken eyewitness identification.
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Kirstin Lobato

Kirstin Lobato

In 2002, Kirstin Lobato was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder and mutilation of a homeless man in Las Vegas. She was exonerated in 2017 by forensic evidence showing the murder occurred when Lobato was more than 150 miles away. Photo: Jeff Scheid/Las Vegas Review Journal
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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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