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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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AllenDante16BlackOHHamiltonKidnappingNot sentenced20052005MWID
AyersRandall Lynn17WhiteOHHamiltonCVAttempted Murder14 to 50 years19821990MWID
BeckettDale33BlackOHLucasH, JIMurder15 to Life19972003MWIDP/FAOM
BookerDonte18BlackOHCuyahogaSexual Assault10 to 25 years19872005DNAMWID
BrownDanny24BlackOHLucasH, IOMurderLife19822001DNAMWID
ElkinsClarence35WhiteOHSummitCV, H, IOMurder55 to Life19992005DNAMWID
EllingtonTyrone31BlackOHMahoningCVChild Sex AbuseLife19891991MWIDOM
EnnisSean39WhiteOHFranklinSexual Assault5 to 25 years19901994MWIDOM
Fears, Jr.Joseph R.34BlackOHFranklinSexual Assault15 to 25 years19842009DNAMWID
GillispieRoger Dean23WhiteOHMontgomeryIOSexual Assault22 to 56 years19912017MWIDOM
GreenAnthony Michael22BlackOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault20 to 50 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HillDartangnan25BlackOHFranklinCVKidnapping24 years20012005MWIDILD
HowardTimothy23BlackOHFranklinH, IOMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
IrbyDerius17BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, CIURobberyNot sentenced20162017MWIDP/FA
JacksonCharles27BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurder30 to life19912019MWIDP/FAOM
JamesGary Lamar23BlackOHFranklinH, IOMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonEugene17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurder18 to life19962016MWIDF/MFEOM
JonesDewey30WhiteOHSummitH, IO, JIMurderLife19952014DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
McClendonRobert34BlackOHFranklinCV, IOChild Sex Abuse15 to Life19912008DNAMWIDF/MFE
MillerChristopher24BlackOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault40 years20022018DNAMWIDP/FAOM
MillerMorgan27BlackOHLucasRobbery20 to 40 years19841992MWID
PiszczekBrian22WhiteOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault15 to 25 years19911994DNAMWID
SailorRu-El22BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOMurder25 to life20032018MWID
SeiberGeorge41WhiteOHCuyahogaAssault10 to 25 years19871999MWIDP/FAOM
SmithWalter D.27BlackOHFranklinSexual Assault78 to Life19861996DNAMWID
TowlerRaymond24BlackOHCuyahogaCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19812010DNAMWIDF/MFE
WalkerWilliam36BlackOHStarkRobbery3 years20022005MWIDILD
WilliamsJimmy20BlackOHSummitCVChild Sex AbuseLife19912001MWIDF/MFEOM
WilsonDeontae28BlackOHCuyahogaCVRobberyNot sentenced20172017MWID