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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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Allen, Jr.George25BlackMOColeH, IOMurder95 years19832013DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
AmickMichael32WhiteMOOregonA, H, JIMurderLife20112016ILD
AmrineJoseph28BlackMOColeH, JIMurderDeath19862003P/FAOMILD
BankheadAntoine18BlackMOSt. Louis CityCDC, HMurderLife20022006MWIDP/FAOMILD
BeaverAntonio30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIORobbery18 years19972007DNAMWID
BowmanJames18BlackMOJacksonCDC, HMurderLife19862001P/FAOM
BriscoeJohnny28BlackMOSt. LouisIOSexual Assault45 years19832006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
Buchli IIRichard50WhiteMOJacksonHMurderLife without parole20022012P/FAOMILD
BurtonDarryl22BlackMOColeH, IO, JIMurderLife19852008P/FAOM
CallananLawrence19WhiteMOSt. LouisCIU, HMurderLife without parole19962020P/FAOM
Clay, Sr.David37BlackMOSt. LouisHMurderLife without parole19881999MWIDILD
Dexter, Jr.Clarence Richard49WhiteMOClayHMurderDeath19911999F/MFEOMILD
DixonDonald18BlackMOJacksonCDC, HMurderLife19852001P/FAOM
EngelGary33WhiteMOClayJIKidnapping90 years19912010P/FAOM
ErbyLonnie31BlackMOSt. Louis CityCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19862003DNAMWIDF/MFE
FariaRussell41WhiteMOLincolnHMurderLife without parole20132015P/FAOM
FaustBenjamin17BlackMOSt. CharlesCV, NC, PSexual Assault1 year20162018P/FA
FergusonRyan17WhiteMOBooneCDC, HMurder40 years20052013P/FAOM
HallJennifer20WhiteMOCassA, F, NCArson3 years20012005F/MFEILD
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HelmigDale37WhiteMOOsageHMurderLife without parole19962011FCP/FAOMILD
IronsJonathan16BlackMOSt. CharlesAssault50 years19982020MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
JenningsBrad50WhiteMOTexasH, NCMurder25 years20092018F/MFEOM
JohnsonLarry30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIOSexual AssaultLife19842002DNAMWIDOM
Jones IIICharles16BlackMOSt. CharlesCV, NC, PSexual Assault1 year20162018P/FA
KezerJoshua17WhiteMOScottH, JIMurder60 years19942009DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KiddRicky21BlackMOJacksonH, IOMurderLife without parole19972019MWIDP/FAOMILD
LeapEarnest31WhiteMOJacksonCV, NC, PChild Sex AbuseProbation19922016P/FA
McKayCornell22BlackMOSt. Louis CityRobbery12 years20132015MWIDOM
NelsonRobert20BlackMOJacksonIOSexual Assault70 years19842013DNAMWID
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
RevelleGeorge36WhiteMOChristianHMurderLife without parole19961998F/MFEOM
RobinsonDavid32BlackMOScottH, JIMurderLife without parole20012018P/FAOMILD
SmithCodey21WhiteMOBartonJIRobbery16 years20082012P/FAILD
SmithJon Keith17BlackMOJacksonCDC, HMurderLife19872000P/FAOM
StallingsPatricia24WhiteMOJeffersonCV, F, H, NCMurderLife19911991F/MFEILD
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
StrugholdJames53WhiteMOSt. LouisCSH, CV, M, NCChild Sex Abuse30 days19971999P/FAOM
TerryAntoine17BlackMOColeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse7 years20082010DNA*FCP/FAOM
ToneySteven35BlackMOSt. LouisIOSexual AssaultLife19831996DNAMWIDOMILD
VillasanaArmand44HispanicMOGreeneNCSexual AssaultNot sentenced19992000DNAP/FAOM
White, Jr.Theodore35WhiteMOJacksonCV, NCChild Sex Abuse50 years19992005P/FAOM
WilkersonMike39WhiteMOJasperCV, PSexual AssaultCommitted to mental hospital20002017DNA*MWIDFCOMILD
WilsonJohnny Lee20WhiteMOLawrenceH, PMurderLife without parole19871995FCP/FAOM
WoodsAnthony20BlackMOSt. Louis CityCVChild Sex Abuse25 years19842005DNAMWIDF/MFE
WoodworthMark16WhiteMOLivingstonHMurder31 years19952014OM
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM