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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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BunchKristine21CaucasianINDecaturA, CV, F, H, NC, IOMurder60 years19962012P/FAF/MFEOM
CammDavid36CaucasianINFloydCDC, CV, HMurderLife20022013DNAP/FAOM
CanenLana43CaucasianINElkhartF, HMurder55 years20052012P/FAF/MFEILD
CooperKeith29BlackINElkhartCV, IO, JIRobbery40 years19972017DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
DeMotteWilliam38CaucasianINVermillionCV, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19891991P/FA
EverlingSteven33CaucasianINMadisonCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife20082012P/FAF/MFEOM
GabyMichael27CaucasianINTippecanoeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse20 years20102012P/FAOMILD
GlennRoosevelt27BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault36 years19932017DNA*MWIDP/FA
GoudyWalter25BlackINMadisonCDC, HMurder110 years19952012MWIDP/FAOM
HillJames17BlackINLakeSexual Assault35 years19822009MWIDP/FAOM
Jacobs, Jr.Ralph A.30CaucasianINHenryCDC, H, PMurder8 years19911993FCP/FAOM
JulianBilly20CaucasianINMadisonA, CDC, JIArson15 years20032010P/FAOM
LattaJacqueline27CaucasianINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LattaRoger26CaucasianINLaPorteA, CV, H, NCMurder50 years19902002P/FAF/MFEOMILD
McCulloughRobert24CaucasianINLaPorteCV, NCChild Abuse20 years19901998P/FAILD
ParishChristopher21BlackINElkhartCVAttempted Murder30 years19982006DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
PinkinsDarryl37BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault65 years19912016DNA*MWIDP/FA
SmithCharles29BlackINAllenCDC, HMurderDeath19831991P/FAOMILD
SmithChristopher C.32CaucasianINHenryCDC, H, PMurder38 years19911993FCP/FAOM
WatkinsJerry26CaucasianINHancockCV, H, JIMurder60 years19862000DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
WilsonDonald42CaucasianINGibsonNCOther2 years and 2 months19951997FCP/FAOM
ZawackiRichard38CaucasianINHuntingtonCV, NCChild Sex Abuse4 years20002001P/FA