To Search or Sort: Place the cursor over a column heading and click on the arrow You can then sort in Ascending or Descending order or click on a particular value to select the cases in that category.
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:
MWID: Mistaken Witness Identification
FC: False Confession
P/FA: Perjury or False Accusation
F/MFE: False or Misleading Forensic Evidence
OM: Official Misconduct
ILD: Inadequate Legal Defense
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 nota search that works with quotation marks. 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.
We welcome new information from any source
about the exonerations that are already on our
list and about new cases that might be exonerations.
And we will be happy to respond to inquiries
about the Registry.
The National Registry of Exonerations is
a project of
the University of Michigan Law School.