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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.

Count= 27
BanksMedell27BlackALChoctawCDC, CV, H, NC, PManslaughter15 years20012003FCP/FAOM
BeamonMelvin Todd24BlackALMontgomeryHMurder25 years19891990P/FAOM
DandridgeBeniah Alton29WhiteALMontgomeryCDC, H, JIMurderLife19962015P/FAF/MFEOMILD
Deakle, Jr.Evan Lee59WhiteALMobileCV, NCChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20152015P/FA
DoyleRobert E.44WhiteALMontgomeryCV, NCChild Sex Abuse20 years19922001P/FAOM
EllisAndre35BlackALPikeNCSexual Assault85 years20132014P/FAOM
EmbryAnthony23BlackALJeffersonH, PMurder20 years19931997MWID
GainesFreddie Lee22BlackALJeffersonHMurder30 years19741991MWID
GrimesDon30BlackALHenryRobberyLife without parole19871996MWIDOM
GurleyTimothy22WhiteALMadisonAAttempted Murder35 years20002002MWID
HolemonJeffrey23WhiteALTuscaloosaSexual AssaultLife19881999DNAMWID
HolsombackJohn33WhiteALShelbyCV, NCChild Sex Abuse25 years19882000P/FAILD
HuntH. Guy54WhiteALMontgomeryNCOfficial MisconductProbation19931998
JonesLydia Diane40BlackALJeffersonFDrug Possession or SaleLife without parole20002006ILD
MahanDale22WhiteALJeffersonSexual Assault35 years19861998DNAMWID
MahanRonnie26WhiteALJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19861998DNAMWID
McMillianWalter45BlackALMonroeCDC, HMurderDeath19881993P/FAOM
MooreDaniel Wade24WhiteALMorganHMurderDeath20022009OM
PadgettLarry Randal40WhiteALMarshallHMurderDeath19921997F/MFEOM
PardueMichael17WhiteALBaldwinCDC, HMurderLife19731997FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
SealieFrank23BlackALJeffersonHMurderLife without parole20142015MWIDP/FA
SmithZachary Noah24WhiteALJeffersonCV, NCChild Sex AbuseProbation20062012P/FA
Williams Antonio35BlackALJeffersonCVChild Sex AbuseLife20072011P/FAOMILD