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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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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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AdamsCheryl26CaucasianMAEssexF, NC, PTheftProbation19891993P/FA
AdamsSandra29BlackNYMonroeF, M, NCMenacingNot sentenced19981999P/FAOM
AmiraultViolet59CaucasianMAMiddlesexCSH, CV, F, NC, PHChild Sex Abuse20 years19871998P/FAOMILD
BaillieNissa20CaucasianFLHillsboroughF, H, NCManslaughter15 years19972001P/FAOM
BallardFrances54CaucasianTNShelbyCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse5 years19871993P/FAF/MFEOM
BecerraJeanie21CaucasianKSShawneeF, M, NCObstruction of JusticeNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
BeridonCheryl23BlackLATerrebonneF, NCDrug Possession or SaleLife19792003P/FAOM
BlydenMalisha22BlackNYBronxCDC, FAttempted Murder40 years20072014MWIDP/FAOM
BolanderPatsy53CaucasianTXHarrisF, NCTheftProbation19921996P/FAOMILD
BostickYeidja21CaucasianPAPhiladelphiaCV, F, HManslaughter5 to 10 years19901993P/FAF/MFEOM
BriggsBrandy19CaucasianTXHarrisCV, F, NC, P, SBSChild Abuse17 years20002006P/FAF/MFEILD
BrimDominique14BlackMIWayneFAssaultNot sentenced20022002MWIDP/FA
BronsonMelinda44CaucasianNYQueensCV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseProbation20022011P/FA
BrownJoyce Ann33BlackTXDallasF, H, JI, IOMurder25 to Life19801990MWIDP/FAOM
BunchKristine21CaucasianINDecaturA, CV, F, H, NC, IOMurder60 years19962012P/FAF/MFEOM
CacySonia44CaucasianTXPecosA, F, H, NC, IOMurderUnknown19932017P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CanenLana43CaucasianINElkhartF, HMurder55 years20052012P/FAF/MFEILD
ColombMary Ann50BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, F, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
CoxTeresa Lynne17CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CraigSandra37BlackMDHowardCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19871991P/FAOM
CrittleYvonne24CaucasianVANewport News CityCV, F, NCSexual Assault7 years19881997P/FA
CunninghamConnie43CaucasianWAChelanCSH, CV, F, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse46 years and 6 months19941997P/FAOM
DeJacLynn30CaucasianNYErieCV, F, H, JI, NCMurder25 years19942008DNA*P/FA
DillGrace50CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
DoggettCarol36CaucasianWAChelanCSH, CV, F, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse10 years and 10 months19952000P/FAOM
DoveGayle41CaucasianTXEl PasoCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19861989P/FAOM
Draper-RobertsDawn50CaucasianUTSalt LakeF, M, NCTheftProbation20142017P/FAOM
EldridgeYvonne41CaucasianCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003P/FAF/MFEOMILD
ElizondoMary Ann27HispanicTXJeffersonCV, F, NC, PChild Sex Abuse35 years19842005P/FA
ElsayedJessica21CaucasianILCookF, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122013P/FAOM
EnriquezDanielle28HispanicILDuPageF, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20112013P/FAOM
EverettIdella41CaucasianWAChelanCSH, CV, F, NC, P, IOChild Sex Abuse4 years and 8 months19941998FCP/FAOM
ForsytheColleen Dill26CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
GlennClarissa34BlackILCookCIU, F, NC, P, IODrug Possession or SaleProbation20062016P/FAOM
GoldensteinPaulene42CaucasianMNHennepinCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19921994P/FA
GonserShannon34CaucasianCOArapahoeCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse20 years to life20062010P/FA
GonzalezKathy24HispanicNEGageCDC, F, H, PMurder10 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFE
GraftonMarjorie52CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
GranberryRoxanne33CaucasianF-VA(Eastern)CDC, FED, FConspiracyNot sentenced20162017P/FAILD
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
GreenDebra31BlackILCookF, M, NCAssaultProbation20102011P/FAOM
GreenDoris34CaucasianWAChelanCSH, CV, F, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse23 years19951999FCP/FAOM
HallPaula36CaucasianMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HubbardDonna Sue30CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
JohnsonLatisha18BlackNYBronxCDC, FAttempted Murder40 years20072014MWIDFCP/FAOM
JohnsonSophia23OtherWAClarkCDC, F, HMurder43 years20032005P/FA
KellerFrances41CaucasianTXTravisCDC, CSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse48 years19922017P/FAF/MFEOM
KillianGloria35CaucasianCASacramentoCDC, F, HMurder32 to Life19862002P/FAOM
KingSusan38CaucasianKYSpencerF, H, P, IOManslaughter10 years20082014P/FAF/MFEOM
KingeShirley54BlackNYTompkinsA, FArson18 to 44 years19901992P/FAF/MFEOM
KniffenBrenda29CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
LaBatteBeth24CaucasianWIKewauneeF, H, JI, IOMurderLife19972006DNA*FCP/FA
LattaJacqueline27CaucasianINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LeFeverVirginia37CaucasianOHLickingF, H, NCMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
MawsonKimberly32CaucasianRIKentCV, F, HMurder35 years20072012P/FA
MayhughKristie21HispanicTXBexarCSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse15 years19982016P/FAF/MFE
McCuanDeborah25CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
MellenSusan42CaucasianCALos AngelesF, H, IOMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
MengloiMary30CaucasianFLPalm BeachF, NCTheft2.5 years probation19901993P/FA
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22CaucasianNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAOM
MilkeDebra25CaucasianAZMaricopaCDC, CV, F, HMurderDeath19902015FCP/FAOM
MillerGina25CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
MonroeBeverly54CaucasianVAPowhatanF, H, NCMurder22 years19922003FCP/FAF/MFEOM
MowbrayFredda Susie39CaucasianTXCameronF, H, NCMurderLife19881998P/FAF/MFEOM
MurphyMichelle17Native AmericanOKTulsaCV, F, H, IOMurderLife without parole19952014DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
O'DellKaren37CaucasianFLManateeF, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleCommunity service19982000P/FAOM
PihotaTina41CaucasianTXBexarCIU, F, NC, PAssaultProbation20092016P/FAOMILD
PittsMarcella29CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PoulosMichelle33CaucasianCALos AngelesF, IO, NC, PThreats2 years20012017P/FAOM
RamirezElizabeth20HispanicTXBexarCSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse37 1/2 years19982016P/FAF/MFE
ReaJulie28CaucasianILLawrenceCV, F, H, IOMurder65 years20022006P/FAOM
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, JI, IOMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
ReserPamela Sue29CaucasianORYamhillCV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19992002P/FA
RichardsonJulie44CaucasianCASan DiegoFDrug Possession or Sale1 year19992001P/FAOM
RiveraCassandra19HispanicTXBexarCSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse15 years19982016P/FAF/MFE
SalceLydia50CaucasianNYSaratogaF, NCAttempted Murder16 years20122015P/FA
SalcedoClaudia21HispanicILCookF, NCAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SalcedoGloria46HispanicILCookF, NCAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SalcedoTeresa17HispanicILCookF, NCAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SheldenDebra26CaucasianNEGageCDC, F, H, PMurder10 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFE
ShepardAnn33CaucasianNCNew HanoverCDC, F, PHOther Violent Felony15 years19722012P/FAOM
SmithSarah19CaucasianFLManateeF, NCDrug Possession or Sale1 month19982000P/FAOM
SpanDarlene39CaucasianF-AZFED, F, NCAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
SwainLorinda36CaucasianMICalhounCV, F, JI, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
TaylorAda JoAnn21CaucasianNEGageCDC, F, H, PMurder40 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFE
TaylorRuth31CaucasianCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, PChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
ThomasCherice18BlackCALos AngelesF, HMurder25 to Life20092012P/FAILD
TysonBetty24BlackNYMonroeCDC, F, HMurder25 to Life19731998FCP/FAOM
VasquezAnna19HispanicTXBexarCSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse15 years19982016P/FAF/MFE
VossKrystal28CaucasianCOAlamosaCDC, CV, F, H, NC, SBSMurder20 years20042017FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WareMelonie30BlackGADeKalbCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife20052009P/FAF/MFEILD
WatkinsCathy27BlackNYBronxF, H, IOMurder25 years to life19972012P/FA
WeaverMary41CaucasianIAMarshallCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife without parole19941997P/FAF/MFE
WeimerCrystal23CaucasianPAFayetteCDC, F, H, IO, JIMurder15 to 30 years20062016P/FAF/MFEOM
WilcoxJennifer20CaucasianOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEmmaline43BlackILCookCDC, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse12 years19861995FCP/FAOMILD
WilsonCarol Jean57BlackMIWayneF, NCForgeryProbation20112013P/FAILD
WilsonKathryn Dawn22CaucasianNCChowanCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19931997P/FAOM
WosuJoy33BlackNYErieCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse25 years19932009P/FAF/MFEILD