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Ricky Kidd

Ricky Kidd

In 1997, Ricky Kidd was sentenced to life without parole for a double murder in Kansas City, Missouri. He was exonerated in 2019 with the help of the Midwest Innocence Project, after the prosecution's chief witness recanted his identification of Kidd and new evidence pointed to the real killers.
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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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Dontae Sharpe

Dontae Sharpe

Dontae Sharpe was sentenced to life in prison for murder in Greenville, North Carolina in 1995. He was exonerated in 2019 after the principal witness recanted and a medical examiner said the victim's wounds were not consistent with the trial testimony. (Photo: Deborah Griffin/The Daily Reflector/AP)
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Scott Godesky, Matthew NgovChester Hollman III, and John Miller.

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James Chad-Lewis Clay

James Chad-Lewis Clay

In 2017, James Chad-Lewis Clay was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison for a rape committed in 1997. He was exonerated in 2019 after the victim (pictured hugging Clay) said Clay was not the rapist. (Photo: Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press)
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