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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.

Race
Tags
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BanksBrian16BlackCALos AngelesCV, NC, P, IOSexual Assault6 years20032012P/FA
BenavidesVicente42HispanicCAKernCV, H, NC, SBSMurderDeath19932018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BookerLarry30WhiteCAMercedCIU, CV, NC, PChild Sex AbuseProbation19932017P/FA
CarrilloFranky16HispanicCALos AngelesCV, H, IOMurderLife19922011P/FAOM
CerranoDennis46WhiteCASolanoCV, NCChild Sex Abuse6 years19982000P/FA
ChenBoping49AsianCASan MateoCV, NCChild Sex Abuse14 years20062009P/FAILD
ColeyCraig31WhiteCAVenturaCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19802017DNA*F/MFE
CopithorneMichael36WhiteCANapaCV, NCChild Sex Abuse5 years20122014P/FA
CourtneyUriah25WhiteCASan DiegoCIU, CV, IOSexual AssaultLife20062013DNA*MWID
CoxRichard47WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, PChild Sex AbuseUnknown19851991P/FAOMILD
CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CrabtreeDarwin32WhiteCAButteCV, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse16 years19912018P/FAOMILD
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
Dill, Jr.Wayne26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
EasleyEdward35WhiteCAShastaCV, IO, PChild Sex Abuse10 years19932017P/FAF/MFE
EldridgeYvonne41WhiteCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003F/MFEILD
FaulknerKenneth39WhiteCAKernCV, NCKidnapping30 to Life20002003P/FA
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
ForsytheWayne28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
FranklinGeorge30WhiteCASan MateoCV, HMurderLife19901996DNA*P/FAOM
GaliciaLuis21HispanicCASan DiegoCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 to Life20082011FCP/FAF/MFEOM
GraftonMarjorie52WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
GreenKevin Lee20WhiteCAOrangeCV, HMurder15 to Life19801996DNAMWID
HartJames Thomas43WhiteCANapaCV, NCChild Sex Abuse12 years19902001P/FAILD
HubbardDonna Sue30WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
JohnsonZavion18BlackCASacramentoCV, H, IO, NC, SBSMurder25 to life20022018F/MFE
Jones, Jr.Luther50BlackCALakeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse27 years19982016P/FA
KniffenBrenda29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
KniffenScott28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
LeaJoe24HispanicCASolanoCV, NC, PChild Sex Abuse16 to life20002009P/FA
LiaoYun Hseng44AsianCALos AngelesCV, NCAttempted MurderLife20032016ILD
LindFrank44WhiteCAFresnoCV, NCChild Sex Abuse30 to life20022005P/FA
LoftusBrendan23WhiteCALakeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse5 years19972000P/FA
MarshKenneth28WhiteCASan DiegoCV, H, NCMurder15 to Life19832004F/MFE
MartinezRodrigo22HispanicCAOrangeCV, HMurder25 to life20082014F/MFEILD
McCuanAlvin28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McCuanDeborah25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McSherryLeonard37WhiteCALos AngelesCVChild Sex Abuse48 years19882001DNAMWID
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
ModahlJeffrey29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex Abuse48 years19861999P/FAOM
MorenoDavid19HispanicCASolanoCDC, CV, HMurderNot sentenced19982000P/FAOM
PachecoJustin18HispanicCASolanoCDC, CV, HMurderNot sentenced19982000P/FAOM
PalomoTim28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex Abuse14 years19851990P/FAOM
PayneGlenn28BlackCASanta ClaraCIU, CV, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse27 years19902018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PickettDaniel43WhiteCAButteCV, NCChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20042004P/FAOM
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PittsRicky Lynn31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PohlschneiderLarry33WhiteCATehamaCV, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse24 years20012015P/FAF/MFEOMILD
QuindtDavid21WhiteCASacramentoCV, HMurderNot sentenced19992000MWID
RochaMario16HispanicCALos AngelesCV, HMurder35 to Life19982008MWIDILD
Rollins, IVOfford17BlackCAKernCV, HMurder29 to life19921996MWIDF/MFEOM
RosePeter37WhiteCASan JoaquinCV, IOChild Sex Abuse27 years19952005DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
SelfGrant31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex Abuse31 years19852008P/FAOM
SmithJohn Edward18BlackCALos AngelesCV, H, IOMurderLife19942012P/FAOMILD
StollJohn41WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse40 years19852004P/FAOM
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, PChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
VargasLuis29HispanicCALos AngelesCV, IOSexual Assault55 years19992015DNA*MWIDOM
WeimerHoward57WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NCChild Sex Abuse42 years19852005P/FAOM
WilliamsRichard18BlackCASacramentoCV, HMurderLife without parole19982015MWIDOMILD
Williams, Jr.Johnny23BlackCAAlamedaCV, IOChild Sex Abuse16 years20002013DNAMWIDFCOM