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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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AnnappareddyReddy45AsianF-MDFED, NCFraudNot sentenced20142017P/FAOMILD
BurnsLes32CaucasianF-VA(Western)FEDDrug Possession or Sale11 years and four months20142016FCP/FAOM
BurnsideThomas41BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19911994P/FAOM
CardwellM. Donald63CaucasianF-CTFED, NC, PTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20002000P/FA
CarneyJohn32CaucasianF-TX(Northern)FED, NCConspiracy87 months19951997P/FAOM
CattonJames43CaucasianF-IL(Central)FED, NCFraud1 year and 9 months19942004P/FAOM
ClemmonsArtis29BlackF-LA(Western)FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19941995P/FA
ColombEdward26BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
ColombMary Ann50BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, F, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
CurryAlbert53BlackF-SDFED, NCSexual AssaultNot sentenced20022003P/FAOM
CvijanovichDaniel26CaucasianF-NDFED, JI, NCOther Nonviolent Felony19 months20072011P/FAOM
DavisDanny25BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
Davis, Jr.Sammy32BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
DeAngeloAngel M.26HispanicF-NY(Eastern)CDC, FED, HMurderLife20032004P/FAOM
DeckingaShaun26CaucasianF-MNFED, JIRobbery10 years19931993MWIDP/FA
ElmardoudiAbdel-Ilah35OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDSupporting Terrorism15 years20032004P/FAOM
FahraIdris21BlackF-TN(Middle)FED, NCOther Violent FelonyNot sentenced20122016P/FAOM
FerraraVincent36CaucasianF-MACDC, FED, H, PMurder22 years19922005P/FAOM
FieldDenis46CaucasianF-NY(Southern)CDC, FEDTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20112013P/FA
FisherJames32CaucasianF-TX(Northern)FED, NCConspiracy87 months19951997P/FAOM
FitzgeraldJohn40CaucasianF-CA(Southern)FEDTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20072009P/FAOM
ForbesTodd35CaucasianF-MILFED, NCSexual Assault15 years19982006P/FA
GarnerDavid34BlackF-OH(Northern)CDC, FEDRobbery13 years20052008P/FAOM
Ghysels, Jr.David45CaucasianF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCFraudProbation20092014P/FAOM
GranberryRoxanne33CaucasianF-VA(Eastern)CDC, FED, FConspiracyNot sentenced20162017P/FAILD
GriffinCodell41BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19911994P/FAOM
HannanAhmed32OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDFraud5 years20032004P/FAOM
HolmesMichael44BlackF-MO(Eastern)FEDDrug Possession or Sale25 years20062011P/FAOM
HouseRoger35BlackF-MILFEDMilitary Justice OffenseFine20022009P/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonLaShawn28BlackF-MTCDC, FEDDrug Possession or Sale35 years20062015P/FAOM
JonesStephen23BlackF-MO(Eastern)FEDDrug Possession or Sale20 years19982010P/FAOM
KayachithAndrew19AsianF-TN(Middle)FED, NCOther Violent FelonyNot sentenced20122016P/FAOM
KeuylianViken45CaucasianF-CA(Central)FED, NC, PFraudNot sentenced20092014P/FA
KoubritiKarim22OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDSupporting Terrorism5 years20032004P/FAOM
Leal-Del CarmenJonathan44HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDImmigration18 months20102012P/FAOM
LeonardKeevin42CaucasianF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCFraud2 years and 10 months20092016P/FAOM
LockeRuben35BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19962000P/FAOM
LyonsAntonino40BlackF-FL(Middle)FED, NCRobberyNot sentenced20012004P/FAOM
MahaffyKenneth47CaucasianF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCFraud2 years20092017P/FAOM
McCabeTravis39CaucasianF-LA(Eastern)FED, NCPerjuryNot sentenced20102014P/FA
McLaughlinMark30CaucasianF-PA(Eastern)FEDTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced19962000P/FAOM
McLaughlinRussell36CaucasianF-PA(Eastern)FEDTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced19961998P/FAOM
MillerJoel35CaucasianF-CA(Central)FEDGun Possession or Sale2 years20122014P/FA
MinskyGerald42CaucasianF-KY(Eastern)CDC, FED, NCConspiracy1.5 years19911992P/FAOM
MurrayPatrick34CaucasianF-NYEasternCDC, FEDDrug Possession or Sale5 years20102014P/FAF/MFE
NwaigweLinus45BlackF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCFraud1 year and 1 day20092015P/FAOM
O'ConnellTimothy38CaucasianF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCFraudProbation20092013P/FAOM
ParseDavid42CaucasianF-NY(Southern)CDC, FEDTax Evasion/Fraud3 1/2 years20112016P/FA
Ramirez-LopezJuan44HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDImmigration6 1/2 years20002003P/FAOM
RishaJesse47CaucasianF-PA(Western)A, FEDAttempt, ViolentNot sentenced20042006P/FAOM
RivasEdgar37HispanicF-NY(Southern)FEDDrug Possession or Sale10 years and 1 month20032004P/FAOM
RojasCarlos34HispanicF-AL(Southern)FED, PDrug Possession or Sale20 years19902002P/FAOM
Ruiz CortezRefugio29HispanicF-IL(Northern)FED, NCDrug Possession or Sale17.5 years19992010P/FAOM
ScheerDana34CaucasianF-FL(Southern)FEDFraudProbation19951999P/FAOM
SipeDavid27CaucasianF-TX(Southern)FEDAssaultNot sentenced20012007P/FAOM
SpanDarlene39CaucasianF-AZFED, F, NCAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
SpanJerry57CaucasianF-AZFED, NCAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
StreetJohn36CaucasianF-MO(Western)FED, H, JIMurderLife without parole20062009P/FA
SullivanBryan31CaucasianF-MILFED, NCSexual Assault7 years20162017P/FA
VeltmannCarl62CaucasianF-FL(Middle)A, FED, JIArsonLife19921996P/FAILD
VeltmannChristopher35CaucasianF-FL(Middle)A, FED, JIArsonLife19921996P/FAILD
von SchlieffenWolfgang47CaucasianF-FL(Southern)FEDConspiracy10 years19942000P/FAOM
WallachE. Robert50CaucasianF-NY(Southern)CDC, FEDFraud6 years19891993P/FAOM
WilsonEdwin49CaucasianF-VA(Eastern)FEDGun Possession or Sale17 years19832004P/FAOM
YusufYassin19BlackF-TN(Middle)FED, NCOther Violent FelonyNot sentenced20122016P/FAOM