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A Project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law

To Search or Sort: Place the cursor over a column heading and click on the arrow arrow You can then sort in Ascending or Descending order or click on a particular value to select the cases in that category.

The two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that are listed together on the Summary Page. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct

  • PR: Prosecutor Misconduct
  • OF: Police Officer Misconduct
  • FA: Forensic Analyst Misconduct
  • CW: Child Welfare Worker Misconduct
  • WH: Withheld Exculpatory Evidence
  • NW: Misconduct That Is Not Withholding Evidence
  • KP: Knowingly Permitting Perjury
  • WT: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

Age: The exoneree's age on the date of the reported crime


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Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

The Filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. It is not a search that works with quotation marks. It does work with truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !. It scans the Detailed and Summary Views, and the narrative summaries.

Note: An asterisk (*) in the column to the right of the "DNA" column means that the case is not included in the Innocence Project's list of DNA exonerations because post-conviction DNA evidence was not central to establishing innocence, and other non-DNA factors were essential to the exoneration.

OM Tags
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CariniWilliam28WhiteILLakeCIUSexual Assault26 years19922017DNA*MWID
DominguezAlejandro16HispanicILLakeOF, WHSexual Assault9 years19902002DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
DonaldWillie23BlackINLakeH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19922016MWIDOM
GlennRoosevelt27BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault36 years19932017DNA*MWIDP/FA
GonzalezAngel20HispanicILLakeCIU, IOOF, NW, INTSexual Assault55 years19952015DNAMWIDFCOM
HillJames17BlackINLakePR, OF, WHSexual Assault35 years19822009MWIDP/FAOM
MayesLarry30BlackINLakeIOPR, WHSexual Assault80 years19822001DNAMWIDOM
McCaughnPatrick25WhiteILLakeRobbery12 years19961999MWID
PinkinsDarryl37BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault65 years19912016DNA*MWIDP/FA
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JIOF, NW, INTMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM