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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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ChandlerEdwin21BlackKYJeffersonH, IOManslaughter30 years19952009MWIDFCP/FAOM
ClarkJeffrey21WhiteKYMeadeH, IO, JIMurderLife19952018DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
GirtsJason22WhiteKYBullittCV, NCChild Sex Abuse7 years20062008P/FA
Gonzales-BarbozaJuan Carlos23HispanicKYHendersonCV, IO, PChild Sex Abuse5 years19962017DNAMWIDILD
GregoryWilliam42BlackKYJeffersonIOSexual Assault70 years19932000DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HardinGarr Keith22WhiteKYMeadeH, IO, JIMurderLife19952018DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
KingSusan38WhiteKYSpencerF, H, P, IOManslaughter10 years20082014P/FAF/MFEOM
KiperBen26WhiteKYButlerCV, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse55 years20002007P/FA
OsborneLarry17WhiteKYWhitleyCDC, HMurderDeath19992002P/FA
PlotnickSamuel28WhiteKYWhitleyCV, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse20 years20012008P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PorterKerry34BlackKYJeffersonH, IO, JIMurder60 years19982011DNA*MWIDP/FA
SmithTimothy35WhiteKYKentonCV, NC, IOChild Sex Abuse20 years20012006P/FAILD
VirgilWilliam35BlackKYCampbellH, IO, JIMurder70 years19882017DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
VonAllmenMichael24WhiteKYJeffersonIOSexual Assault35 years19822010MWIDOM
YellRobert27WhiteKYLoganA, CV, H, IO, NCManslaughter52 years20062019F/MFE