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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.

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ArteagaJose26HispanicCAOrangeM, PTheft116 days20162016DNA*MWID
AtkinsHerman19BlackCARiversideIOSexual Assault45 years and 8 months19882000DNAMWIDF/MFE
BravoMark31HispanicCALos AngelesSexual Assault8 years19901994DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ColeyCraig31WhiteCAVenturaCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19802017DNA*F/MFE
CourtneyUriah25WhiteCASan DiegoCIU, CV, IOSexual AssaultLife20062013DNAMWID
DavisRicky20WhiteCAEl DoradoCDC, H, IO, JIMurder16 to life20052020DNAP/FAOMILD
DayeFrederick Renee25BlackCASan DiegoSexual AssaultLife19841994DNAMWIDF/MFE
FranklinGeorge30WhiteCASan MateoCV, HMurderLife19901996DNA*P/FAOM
GreenKevin Lee20WhiteCAOrangeCV, HMurder15 to Life19801996DNAMWID
GuilloryLavont21BlackCALos AngelesHMurderLife19942005DNA*MWIDOM
HanlineMichael31WhiteCAVenturaCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19802015DNA*P/FAOM
JohnsonAlbert K.30BlackCAContra CostaIOSexual Assault24 years19922002DNAMWIDOM
JonesDavid Allen32BlackCALos AngelesH, IOMurder36 to Life19952004DNAFC
McSherryLeonard37WhiteCALos AngelesCVChild Sex Abuse48 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFE
NickersonGlen29WhiteCASanta ClaraHMurderLife without parole19872003DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
OchoaJames19HispanicCAOrangePRobbery2 years20052006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
PallaresJose18HispanicCAOrangePWeapon Possession or Sale2 years20052008DNAMWID
RichardsWilliam43WhiteCASan BernardinoH, IOMurder25 to life19972016DNA*F/MFE
RobertsHorace40BlackCARiversideCIU, H, IOMurder15 to life19992018DNAP/FA
RobinsonEric23BlackCALos AngelesHMurderLife19942007DNA*P/FAOM
RosePeter37WhiteCASan JoaquinCV, IOChild Sex Abuse27 years19952005DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
SaginJack39WhiteCAMontereyH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19862019DNAP/FA
VargasLuis29HispanicCALos AngelesCV, IOSexual Assault55 years19992015DNAMWIDOM
WalkerQuedillis Ricardo34HispanicCASanta ClaraCDC, CIU, HMurder26 to Life19912003DNA*P/FAOM
WeinerMurray65WhiteCASan DiegoHMurderNot sentenced19941996DNA*F/MFEOM
Williams, Jr.Johnny23BlackCAAlamedaCV, IOChild Sex Abuse16 years20002013DNAMWIDFCOM