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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.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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Allen, Jr.George25BlackMOColeH, IOOF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder95 years19832013DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
AmickMichael32WhiteMOOregonA, H, JIMurderLife20112016ILD
AmrineJoseph28BlackMOColeH, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19862003P/FAOMILD
BankheadAntoine18BlackMOSt. Louis CityCDC, HPR, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife20022006MWIDP/FAOMILD
BeaverAntonio30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIORobbery18 years19972007DNAMWID
BowmanJames18BlackMOJacksonCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19862001P/FAOM
BriscoeJohnny28BlackMOSt. LouisIOOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault45 years19832006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
Buchli IIRichard50WhiteMOJacksonHPR, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole20022012P/FAOMILD
BurtonDarryl22BlackMOColeH, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19852008P/FAOM
CallananLawrence19WhiteMOSt. LouisCIU, HPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19962020P/FAOM
Clay, Sr.David37BlackMOSt. LouisHMurderLife without parole19881999MWIDILD
ClemmonsEric23BlackMOColeHOF, WHMurderDeath19872000MWIDOM
Dexter, Jr.Clarence Richard49WhiteMOClayHPR, NWMurderDeath19911999F/MFEOMILD
DixonDonald18BlackMOJacksonCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19852001P/FAOM
EngelGary33WhiteMOClayJIPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJKidnapping90 years19912010P/FAOM
ErbyLonnie31BlackMOSt. Louis CityCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19862003DNAMWIDF/MFE
FariaRussell41WhiteMOLincolnHPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole20132015P/FAOM
FaustBenjamin17BlackMOSt. CharlesCV, NC, PSexual Assault1 year20162018P/FA
FergusonRyan17WhiteMOBooneCDC, HPR, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder40 years20052013P/FAOM
GriffinReginald22BlackMORandolphHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderDeath19882013P/FAOM
HallJennifer20WhiteMOCassA, F, NCArson3 years20012005F/MFEILD
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIPR, WHMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HelmigDale37WhiteMOOsageHPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19962011FCP/FAOMILD
IronsJonathan16BlackMOSt. CharlesPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLAssault50 years19982020MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
JenningsBrad50WhiteMOTexasH, NCOF, WHMurder25 years20092018F/MFEOM
JohnsonLarry30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIOPR, OF, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19842002DNAMWIDOM
Jones IIICharles16BlackMOSt. CharlesCV, NC, PSexual Assault1 year20162018P/FA
KezerJoshua17WhiteMOScottH, JIPR, WHMurder60 years19942009DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KiddRicky21BlackMOJacksonH, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole19972019MWIDP/FAOMILD
LeapEarnest31WhiteMOJacksonCV, NC, PChild Sex AbuseProbation19922016P/FA
McKayCornell22BlackMOSt. Louis CityPR, WHRobbery12 years20132015MWIDOM
NashDonald39WhiteMODentHPR, OF, WH, NW, PLMurderLife without parole20092020DNA*F/MFEOMILD
NelsonRobert20BlackMOJacksonIOSexual Assault70 years19842013DNAMWID
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
RevelleGeorge36WhiteMOChristianHOF, WHMurderLife without parole19961998F/MFEOM
RobinsonDavid32BlackMOScottH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole20012018P/FAOMILD
SmithCodey21WhiteMOBartonJIRobbery16 years20082012P/FAILD
SmithJon Keith17BlackMOJacksonCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19872000P/FAOM
StallingsPatricia24WhiteMOJeffersonCV, F, H, NCMurderLife19911991F/MFEILD
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIOF, WHMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
StrugholdJames53WhiteMOSt. LouisCSH, CV, M, NCOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse30 days19971999P/FAOM
TerryAntoine17BlackMOColeCV, NCOF, NW, PJChild Sex Abuse7 years20082010DNA*FCP/FAOM
ToneySteven35BlackMOSt. LouisIOOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19831996DNAMWIDOMILD
VillasanaArmand44HispanicMOGreeneNCOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultNot sentenced19992000DNAP/FAOM
White, Jr.Theodore35WhiteMOJacksonCV, NCPR, OF, WHChild Sex Abuse50 years19992005P/FAOM
WilkersonMike39WhiteMOJasperCV, POF, NWSexual AssaultCommitted to mental hospital20002017DNA*MWIDFCOMILD
WilsonJohnny Lee20WhiteMOLawrenceH, POF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19871995FCP/FAOM
WoodsAnthony20BlackMOSt. Louis CityCVChild Sex Abuse25 years19842005DNAMWIDF/MFE
WoodworthMark16WhiteMOLivingstonHPR, WHMurder31 years19952014OM
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonPR, WHSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM