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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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BrisonDale27BlackPAChesterSexual Assault18 to 42 years19911994DNAMWIDF/MFE
BrownPatrick21BlackPADauphinIORobbery22 to 70 years20022010DNAMWID
DoswellThomas24BlackPAAlleghenySexual Assault13 to 26 years19862005DNAMWIDOM
FogleLewis24WhitePAIndianaCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FAOM
GodschalkBruce25WhitePAMontgomeryIO, JISexual Assault10 to 20 years19872002DNAMWIDFCP/FA
Kelly, Jr.William M.28WhitePADauphinH, PMurder10 to 20 years19901993DNAMWIDFC
KimbellThomas32WhitePALawrenceCV, H, JIMurderDeath19982002DNA*P/FA
MotoVincent22BlackPAPhiladelphiaSexual Assault12 to 24 years19871996DNAMWID
NelsonBruce24BlackPAAlleghenyCDC, HMurderLife19821991DNAP/FA
NesmithWillie James20BlackPACumberlandSexual Assault9 to 25 years19822001DNAMWIDF/MFE
OgrodWalter23WhitePAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19962020DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WhitleyDrew32BlackPAAlleghenyH, IO, JIMurderLife19892006DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFE
WilsonHarold C.30BlackPAPhiladelphiaHMurderDeath19892005DNA*OM
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IOMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YarrisNicholas20WhitePADelawareH, JIMurderDeath19822003DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD