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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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CarterEdward19BlackMIWayneSexual AssaultLife19752010MWIDF/MFEILD
CristiniMichael26WhiteMIMacombSexual Assault44 to 60 years19912004P/FAF/MFEOM
CurryMartiece21BlackMIWayneSexual Assault10 to 40 years19901995DNA*MWIDILD
DavisDonya28BlackMIWayneIOSexual Assault22 years20072014DNAMWIDP/FA
DyerAnthony24BlackMIWayneCV, PSexual Assault7 1/2 to 15 years19912017DNA*MWID
GrissomJames43WhiteMISt. ClairNCSexual Assault15 to 35 years20032012P/FA
HatchettNathaniel17BlackMIMacombIOSexual Assault25 to 40 years19982008DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
LeeWilliam17BlackMIWayneNCSexual Assault15 to 30 years20072010DNA*P/FAOM
MoldowanJeffrey20WhiteMIMacombSexual Assault60 to 90 years19912003P/FAF/MFEOM
PalazzoloJohn48WhiteMIWayneNCSexual Assault6 to 15 years20062012P/FAILD
SawyerThomas49WhiteMIHillsdaleJISexual Assault22 to 32 years19922003MWIDP/FAOM
SwiftWalter21BlackMIWayneIOSexual Assault30 to 55 years19822008MWIDF/MFEOMILD
WyniemkoKenneth42WhiteMIMacombIO, JISexual Assault40 to 60 years19942003DNAMWIDP/FAOM