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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
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AldridgeRobert24WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
CelestinoJuan41HispanicOHSanduskyCV, NC, PHChild Sex AbuseLife19911995P/FAOM
ChessmanScott33WhiteOHMontgomeryNCSex Offender Registration3 years20092014
Collier-HammondRosalynd27BlackOHCuyahogaCV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19992017P/FA
CovenderJoel26WhiteOHLorainCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 to 50 years19962014P/FAF/MFE
DossCarl33BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony4 to 10 years19951997
HenlyBrock44BlackOHFranklinNC, PSex Offender Registration90 days20032007ILD
HunterTyeona20BlackOHHamiltonCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 to 25 years19942001P/FA
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LewisNathaniel18BlackOHSummitNCSexual Assault8 years19972004P/FA
NeiningerTimothy18WhiteOHTuscarawasCV, NCChild Sex Abuse1 year and 6 months19932000P/FAOM
Palmer, Sr.Dale37WhiteOHMedinaCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19941997P/FA
PettitLeona27WhiteOHVintonF, H, NCMurder15 to life19992001ILD
RocheCarlos40BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony5 years20072008ILD
Surritt, Jr.Andrew29WhiteOHFayetteNCBurglary/Unlawful Entry1 year and 6 months19921996
SwalleyTerry39WhiteOHAshtabulaNCDrug Possession or Sale2 years20102015P/FAOM
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCMurder18 to life19931997OM
Vaughan IIIJames28BlackOHCuyahogaCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife without parole20082009P/FAF/MFEILD
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEdward25BlackOHSummitNCAssaultProbation19972015P/FAOM
WilmothFranklin51WhiteOHPortageNCSexual Assault3 years19942000P/FA
ZinkiewiczTyrone38WhiteOHMontgomeryCV, NCOther Nonviolent Felony5 to 15 years19881992P/FAOM