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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 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

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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.

Count= 28
Allen, Jr.George25BlackMOColeH, IOMurder95 years19832013DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
AmickMichael32WhiteMOOregonA, H, JIMurderLife20112016ILD
AmrineJoseph28BlackMOColeH, JIMurderDeath19862003P/FAOMILD
BankheadAntoine18BlackMOSt. Louis CityCDC, HMurderLife20022006MWIDP/FAOMILD
BowmanJames18BlackMOJacksonCDC, HMurderLife19862001P/FAOM
Buchli IIRichard50WhiteMOJacksonHMurderLife without parole20022012P/FAOMILD
BurtonDarryl22BlackMOColeH, IO, JIMurderLife19852008P/FAOM
CallananLawrence19WhiteMOSt. LouisCIU, HMurderLife without parole19962020P/FAOM
Clay, Sr.David37BlackMOSt. LouisHMurderLife without parole19881999MWIDILD
Dexter, Jr.Clarence Richard49WhiteMOClayHMurderDeath19911999F/MFEOMILD
DixonDonald18BlackMOJacksonCDC, HMurderLife19852001P/FAOM
FariaRussell41WhiteMOLincolnHMurderLife without parole20132015P/FAOM
FergusonRyan17WhiteMOBooneCDC, HMurder40 years20052013P/FAOM
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HelmigDale37WhiteMOOsageHMurderLife without parole19962011FCP/FAOMILD
JenningsBrad50WhiteMOTexasH, NCMurder25 years20092018F/MFEOM
KezerJoshua17WhiteMOScottH, JIMurder60 years19942009DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KiddRicky21BlackMOJacksonH, IOMurderLife without parole19972019MWIDP/FAOMILD
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
RevelleGeorge36WhiteMOChristianHMurderLife without parole19961998F/MFEOM
RobinsonDavid32BlackMOScottH, JIMurderLife without parole20012018P/FAOMILD
SmithJon Keith17BlackMOJacksonCDC, HMurderLife19872000P/FAOM
StallingsPatricia24WhiteMOJeffersonCV, F, H, NCMurderLife19911991F/MFEILD
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
WilsonJohnny Lee20WhiteMOLawrenceH, PMurderLife without parole19871995FCP/FAOM
WoodworthMark16WhiteMOLivingstonHMurder31 years19952014OM