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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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AndersonMarvin18BlackVAHanoverIOSexual AssaultLife19822002DNAMWID
BarbourBennett22BlackVAJames CityIOSexual Assault10 years19782012DNAMWID
BoyceDavid19WhiteVANewport News CityH, JIMurderLife19912013DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BurnetteVictor26WhiteVARichmond CitySexual Assault20 years19792009DNAMWID
CunninghamCalvin Wayne26BlackVANewport News CitySexual Assault16 years19812011DNAMWID
DavidsonWillie24BlackVANorfolk CitySexual Assault20 years19812005DNAMWIDF/MFE
DiamondGarry24WhiteVAPrince WilliamCV, IOSexual Assault15 years19772013DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HarwardKeith26WhiteVANewport News CityH, IOMurderLife19832016DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HaynesworthThomas18BlackVARichmond CitySexual Assault74 years19842011DNAMWID
HonakerEdward33WhiteVANelsonIOSexual AssaultLife19851994DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
MooreCurtis32BlackVAGreensvilleH, PHMurderLife19782010DNA*FCOM
RuffinJulius28BlackVANorfolk CitySexual AssaultLife19822003DNAMWIDOM
Scott Winston19BlackVAFairfaxIOSexual Assault14 years19762019DNAMWID
SnyderWalter20BlackVAArlingtonIOSexual Assault45 years19861993DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
ThurmanPhilip Leon29BlackVAAlexandria CitySexual Assault31 years19852005DNAMWID
VasquezDavid36HispanicVAArlingtonH, PMurder35 years19851989DNAMWIDFCF/MFE
Watford IIIRoy18BlackVAPortsmouthCV, PSexual AssaultProbation19782018DNA*P/FA
WebbTroy19BlackVAVirginia BeachSexual Assault47 years19891996DNAMWIDF/MFE
WhitfieldArthur Lee26BlackVANorfolk CitySexual Assault63 years19822009DNAMWIDOM