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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.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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CameronRonjon52WhiteMABerkshireIO, NCSexual Assault12 to 16 years20032015DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
CharlesUlysses Rodriguez30BlackMASuffolkPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, PJSexual Assault80 years19842001DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Cifizzari Gary23WhiteMAWorcesterCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19842019DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
ClayFrederick16BlackMASuffolkCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19812017DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CowansStephan26BlackMASuffolkIOAttempted Murder30 to 45 years19982004DNAMWIDF/MFE
EchavarriaAngel27HispanicMAEssexH, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole19962015DNA*MWIDOMILD
MaherDennis22WhiteMAMiddlesexIOSexual AssaultLife19842003DNAMWID
MillerNeil22BlackMASuffolkIOOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault26 to 45 years19902000DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
MitchellMarvin21BlackMASuffolkCVPR, WHChild Sex Abuse9 to 25 years19901997DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
PowellAnthony23BlackMASuffolkOF, FA, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault12 to 20 years19922004DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
QuallsRonnie20BlackMASuffolkCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife19932020DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFE
SarsfieldEric23WhiteMAMiddlesexOF, NW, WTSexual Assault10 to 15 years19872000DNAMWIDP/FAOM
SullivanMichael25WhiteMAMiddlesexCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872019DNA*P/FAF/MFE
VelasquezEduardo21HispanicMAHampdenIOSexual Assault12 to 18 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFE
WatersKenneth25WhiteMAMiddlesexH, IOPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife19832001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
WatsonJames20BlackMASuffolkCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19812020DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD