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Four Exonerations on September 7, 2016

Four Exonerations on September 7, 2016

​On September 7, 2016, four men in unrelated cases in different states were exonerated. They each spent between eight and twenty-eight years in prison. Clockwise from top left: Richard Raugust, Wayne Martin, Johnny Small, and Jimmie Gardner.

Francisco Carrillo

Francisco Carrillo

​In 1991, 15-year-old Francisco “Franky” Carrillo was charged with the murder of Donald Sarpy during a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California. He was convicted and served nearly 20 years of a life prison sentence before he was exonerated when all six eyewitnesses recanted and another man confessed to the crime.

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Current Exonerations

Current Exonerations

Keep up with current exonerations in the database. We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them.
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Herb Maris - Fighting to Free the Innocent in the 1920s

Herb Maris - Fighting to Free the Innocent in the 1920s

​"50 years before the Innocence Project was founded, in an era when claims of wrongful conviction were met with snickering skepticism, there was only Herbert Maris." Read more about Herb Maris's life and the TV show that was based on his life and work.

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

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