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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
Count= 21
AlexanderJohn Randall22WhiteMSPanolaCV, HMurderLife19892010P/FA
AndersonRoland32BlackMSHindsCVAssault15 years19972007MWIDILD
BassJimmy18BlackMSBolivarIORobbery50 years19882010P/FAOMILD
BivensPhillip28BlackMSForrestCDC, H, P, IOMurderLife19802010DNAFCP/FAOM
BrewerKennedy21BlackMSNoxubeeCV, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19952008DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
BrooksLevon26BlackMSNoxubeeCV, H, IOMurderLife without parole19922008MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
ButlerSabrina18BlackMSLowndesCV, F, H, NCMurderDeath19901995FCF/MFEOM
DixonBobby Ray22BlackMSForrestCDC, H, IO, PH, PMurderLife19802010DNAFCP/FAOM
EdmondsTyler13WhiteMSOktibbehaHMurderLife20042008FCP/FAF/MFE
HallJason26BlackMSForrestOther Nonviolent Felony5 years20122016
HughesElicia32BlackMSHindsF, HMurderLife20072007OMILD
JohnsonArthur33BlackMSSunflowerSexual Assault55 years19932008DNAMWID
ManningWillie24BlackMSOktibbehaHMurderDeath19962015P/FAOM
NorwoodMatthew15BlackMSHindsP, IORobbery15 years19972010MWID
ParksCornelius30BlackMSKemperM, NCAssaultFine20112017P/FAILD
Richardson, Sr.Harvill66WhiteMSHarrisonH, NCMurderLife20112017
RuffinLarry19BlackMSForrestCDC, H, PHMurderLife19802011DNAFCP/FAOM
StubbsLeigh20WhiteMSLincolnF, IO, NCAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
TownsendBobby43BlackMSWebsterNCSexual Assault30 years19992001P/FAOMILD
VanceTammy31WhiteMSLincolnF, IO, NCAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
WillisCedric19BlackMSHindsCV, H, IOMurderLife19972006DNA*MWIDOM