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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.

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Amon-RaNubian43BlackAZCochiseNCAssault7 years and 6 months20062012P/FA
CruzRobert33HispanicAZMaricopaH, JIMurderDeath19811995P/FAOM
FishHarold57WhiteAZCoconinoH, NCMurder10 years20062009
GirdlerRay36WhiteAZYavapaiA, CV, H, JI, NCMurderLife19821991P/FAF/MFEOM
HernandezRocky18HispanicAZMaricopaHMurder19 years20102017ILD
IshakNadhir38OtherAZMaricopaM, NCTraffic Offense3 months20152018
Islas, Jr.Francisco47HispanicAZSanta CruzPDrug Possession or Sale90 days20132013P/FAOM
KrauseJason39WhiteAZYavapaiH, IOManslaughter10 years and 6 months19962017FCF/MFEILD
MilkeDebra25WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, CV, F, HMurderDeath19902015FCP/FAOM
PeakCarolyn June39WhiteAZPimaF, HMurderNot sentenced20002003OM
RobisonJames Albert53WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, HMurderDeath19771993P/FA
SuarezRafael31HispanicAZCochiseAssault5 years19972000P/FAILD
WatkinsJohn19WhiteAZMaricopaPSexual Assault14 years20042010DNAMWIDFCOM
WittDrayton18WhiteAZMaricopaCV, H, NC, SBS, IOMurder20 years20022012F/MFE
YoungbloodLarry30BlackAZPimaCVChild Sex Abuse10 years and 6 months19852000DNAMWID