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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 two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

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:

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct

  • PR: Prosecutor Misconduct
  • OF: Police Officer Misconduct
  • FA: Forensic Analyst Misconduct
  • CW: Child Welfare Worker Misconduct
  • WH: Withheld Exculpatory Evidence
  • NW: Misconduct That Is Not Withholding Evidence
  • KP: Knowingly Permitting Perjury
  • WT: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

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.

OM Tags
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CestoniEnzo28HispanicF-CANorthernFED, NCPR, WH, NWWeapon Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162016MWIDOM
FitzgeraldJohn40WhiteF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KPTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20072009P/FAOM
HayatHamid21AsianF-CASan Joaquin (Eastern)CDC, FED, NCPR, NWSupporting Terrorism24 years20062020FCF/MFEOMILD
JacobsonNathan51WhiteF-CA(Southern)FED, NC, PFraudNot sentenced20082014
KeuylianViken45WhiteF-CA(Central)FED, NC, PFraudNot sentenced20092014P/FA
Leal-Del CarmenJonathan44HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDOF, NW, WTImmigration1 year and 6 months20102012P/FAOM
LewisDavid46WhiteF-CA(Northern)FED, NCAssault7 years and 8 months20002005
Matta BallesterosJuan40HispanicF-CA(Central)FED, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTKidnappingLife without parole19902018P/FAF/MFEOM
MillerJoel35WhiteF-CA(Central)FEDWeapon Possession or Sale2 years20122014P/FA
Ramirez-LopezJuan44HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, NW, WTImmigration6 1/2 years20002003P/FAOM
SamueliHenry48WhiteF-CA(Central)FED, NC, PPR, NWPerjuryNot sentenced20082009OM
Sandoval-GonzalezGerardo51HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, WH, NWImmigration7 years20092012OM
TullosNancy56WhiteF-CA(Southern)FED, F, NC, PPR, NWObstruction of JusticeNot sentenced20082010OM