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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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AjamuKwame17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
AldridgeRobert24WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
AllenDante16BlackOHHamiltonKidnappingNot sentenced20052005MWID
ApplemanKent21WhiteOHMuskingumRobbery10 to 25 years19921996P/FA
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
AyersRandall Lynn17WhiteOHHamiltonCVAttempted Murder14 to 50 years19821990MWID
Baker, Sr.Patrick40WhiteOHSanduskyCDCOF, WH, NW, WTBurglary/Unlawful Entry5 years20152019P/FAOM
BeckettDale33BlackOHLucasH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder15 to Life19972003MWIDP/FAOM
BelcherMichael21WhiteOHFranklinHPR, NWManslaughter20 years19992001OMILD
BookerDonte18BlackOHCuyahogaSexual Assault10 to 25 years19872005DNAMWID
BridgemanWiley20BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
BrownDanny24BlackOHLucasH, IOMurderLife19822001DNAMWID
CelestinoJuan41HispanicOHSanduskyCV, NC, PHPR, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19911995P/FAOM
ChessmanScott33WhiteOHMontgomeryNCSex Offender Registration3 years20092014
Collier-HammondRosalynd27BlackOHCuyahogaCV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19992017P/FA
CovenderJoel26WhiteOHLorainCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 to 50 years19962014P/FAF/MFE
D'AmbrosioJoe26WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, HPR, WHMurderDeath19892012P/FAF/MFEOM
DempseyJack33WhiteOHCuyahogaAOF, WHArson10 to 25 years19962007OMILD
DossCarl33BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony4 to 10 years19951997
ElkinsClarence35WhiteOHSummitCV, H, IOMurder55 to Life19992005DNAMWID
EllingtonTyrone31BlackOHMahoningCVOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19891991MWIDOM
EnnisSean39WhiteOHFranklinCVPR, WHSexual Assault5 to 25 years19901994MWIDOM
Fears, Jr.Joseph R.34BlackOHFranklinSexual Assault15 to 25 years19842009DNAMWID
GillispieRoger Dean23WhiteOHMontgomeryIOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault22 to 56 years19912017MWIDOM
GloverLaurese16BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOPR, WHMurder15 to life19962016F/MFEOM
GondorRobert24WhiteOHPortageCDC, HPR, WHManslaughter10 to 25 years19902007P/FAF/MFEOMILD
GravesAlbert20BlackOHLorainPR, NWDrug Possession or Sale11 years20082014OM
GreenAnthony Michael22BlackOHCuyahogaIOOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJSexual Assault20 to 50 years19882001DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HairstonKim32BlackOHFranklinHPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife19931995P/FAOM
HarrisAnthony12BlackOHTuscarawasCV, HOF, NW, INTMurder7 years19992000FCOM
HenlyBrock44BlackOHFranklinNC, PSex Offender Registration90 days20032007ILD
HillDartangnan25BlackOHFranklinCVKidnapping24 years20012005MWIDILD
HoldsworthLarry35WhiteOHPortageRobbery4 to 25 years19881994P/FAILD
HoustonDarrell23BlackOHCuyahogaHMurder33 to Life19922010P/FA
HowardTimothy23BlackOHFranklinH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HunterTyeona20BlackOHHamiltonCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 to 25 years19942001P/FA
IrbyDerius17BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, CIURobberyNot sentenced20162017MWIDP/FA
JacksonCharles27BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder30 to life19912019MWIDP/FAOM
JacksonRicky18BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
JamesGary Lamar23BlackOHFranklinH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JamisonDerrick23BlackOHHamiltonCDC, HPR, WH, NWMurderDeath19852005P/FAOM
JohnsonEugene17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder18 to life19962016MWIDF/MFEOM
JohnsonShayla25BlackOHCuyahogaFDrug Possession or Sale1 year and 6 months20122018
JohnstonDale49WhiteOHHockingHPR, WHMurderDeath19841990MWIDF/MFEOM
JonesDewey30WhiteOHSummitH, IO, JIPR, WHMurderLife19952014DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KingEvin37BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOMurder15 to life19952017DNA*F/MFE
LarkinsRonald33BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole19862006P/FAOM
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LemonsAnthony19BlackOHCuyahogaHPR, WH, NW, KPMurder21 to life19952014P/FAOM
LewisAnthony33BlackOHHamiltonRobbery10 to 25 years19861995ILD
LewisNathaniel18BlackOHSummitNCSexual Assault8 years19972004P/FA
McClainAnthony35BlackOHHamiltonCV, HOF, WHMurder18 to life19952006OM
McClendonRobert34BlackOHFranklinCV, IOChild Sex Abuse15 to Life19912008DNAMWIDF/MFE
MillerChristopher24BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, IOOF, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault40 years20022018DNAMWIDP/FAOM
MillerMorgan27BlackOHLucasRobbery20 to 40 years19841992MWID
MooreKenneth45WhiteOHPikeH, PPR, WHMurder15 to Life19952004OM
MuellerWilliam24WhiteOHWarrenDrug Possession or Sale2 years19861989
NeiningerTimothy18WhiteOHTuscarawasCV, NCPR, WHChild Sex Abuse1 year and 6 months19932000P/FAOM
Palmer, Sr.Dale37WhiteOHMedinaCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19941997P/FA
PettitLeona27WhiteOHVintonF, H, NCMurder15 to life19992001ILD
PiszczekBrian22WhiteOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault15 to 25 years19911994DNAMWID
ReevesJohnny41WhiteOHHamiltonCVChild Sex Abuse15 to 50 years19891999P/FA
ReshRandy24WhiteOHPortageCDC, HMurder20 to Life19902007P/FAF/MFEILD
RocheCarlos40BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony5 years20072008ILD
SailorRu-El22BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOMurder25 to life20032018MWID
SeiberGeorge41WhiteOHCuyahogaPR, WHAssault10 to 25 years19871999MWIDP/FAOM
SillerThomas41WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJMurder30 to life19982011DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
SmithWalter D.27BlackOHFranklinSexual Assault78 to Life19861996DNAMWID
Surritt, Jr.Andrew29WhiteOHFayetteNCBurglary/Unlawful Entry1 year and 6 months19921996
SwalleyTerry39WhiteOHAshtabulaNCOF, WH, NW, WTDrug Possession or Sale2 years20102015P/FAOM
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCPR, WHMurder18 to life19931997OM
TinneyGlenn26WhiteOHRichlandH, P, IOPR, WHMurder15 to life19922015FCOM
TowlerRaymond24BlackOHCuyahogaCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19812010DNAMWIDF/MFE
Vaughan IIIJames28BlackOHCuyahogaCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife without parole20082009P/FAF/MFEILD
WalkerWilliam36BlackOHStarkRobbery3 years20022005MWIDILD
WardJames34BlackOHFranklinTheft1 year19911993
WheattDerrick17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOPR, WHMurder18 to life19962016F/MFEOM
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEdward25BlackOHSummitNCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation19972015P/FAOM
WilliamsJimmy20BlackOHSummitCVOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19912001MWIDF/MFEOM
WilmothFranklin51WhiteOHPortageNCSexual Assault3 years19942000P/FA
WilsonDeontae28BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, CVRobberyNot sentenced20172017MWID
ZimmerWalter40WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJManslaughter50 years19982011DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
ZinkiewiczTyrone38WhiteOHMontgomeryCV, NCPR, WHOther Nonviolent Felony5 to 15 years19881992P/FAOM