Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In

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 column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

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:

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

| Summary View | Detailed View |

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.

Count= 22
AllenRyan30CaucasianWAThurstonNCGun Possession or Sale2 1/2 years20082012ILD
BorneMarcus19BlackILCookNC, PGun Possession or Sale2 years20042016
ConteeDarian18BlackTXLubbockNC, PGun Possession or Sale3 years20072010ILD
CopelandDarrell A.18BlackVAChesepeake CityNCGun Possession or Sale5 years20072008
DavisCarlos18BlackNYKingsCIUGun Possession or Sale7.5 to 15 years19912015P/FA
GoldingJerry43CaucasianF-VA(Eastern)FED, NCGun Possession or Sale3 years and 1 month19981999OM
HebrardAlexander25CaucasianTXHarrisNC, PGun Possession or Sale4 years20112013ILD
HooperJohn48BlackNYKingsNC, PGun Possession or Sale1 year20132015P/FAOM
JacksonRaynard22BlackWIMilwaukeeNCGun Possession or Sale5 years and 9 months20042009P/FAOM
MillerJoel35CaucasianF-CA(Central)FEDGun Possession or Sale2 years20122014P/FA
PallaresJose18HispanicCAOrangePGun Possession or Sale2 years20052008DNA*MWID
PattersonJavon25BlackILCookNCGun Possession or Sale6 years20072010P/FAOM
PerringtonDonald30BlackNYNew YorkGun Possession or Sale8 years20082014
RashMorris23BlackWIMilwaukeeNCGun Possession or Sale4 to 6 years20042009P/FAOM
RenoRonald32CaucasianCAFresnoPGun Possession or Sale25 to Life19972002
SchoppeCarl 30HispanicCAContra CostaNC, PGun Possession or Sale1 year and 4 months20152016P/FAOM
ShabazzOmar27BlackNYNew YorkGun Possession or Sale8 years20082014
ThompsonTerrance36BlackILCookNCGun Possession or Sale8 years20032006P/FAOM
TruongChris25AsianTXHarrisCIU, M, NC, PGun Possession or Sale15 days20162017
VelaJesus21HispanicTXMidlandNC, PGun Possession or Sale3 years20152016ILD
WestAntonio47BlackF-IL(Northern)FED, NCGun Possession or Sale15 years20132016FC
WilsonEdwin49CaucasianF-VA(Eastern)FEDGun Possession or Sale17 years19832004P/FAOM