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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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AdamsDon Ray32BlackPAPhiladelphiaHMurderLife19922011P/FAOM
AndersonDavid34WhitePAVenangoNCSexual Assault5 to 15 years20012011OM
BakerEdward17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, H, IOMurderLife19742002FCP/FAOMILD
Bell, Jr.James27BlackPALancasterDrug Possession or Sale2 to 5 years20082014P/FAOMILD
BennettHassan23BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole20082019P/FAOMILD
BostickYeidja21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCV, F, HManslaughter5 to 10 years19901993P/FAF/MFEOM
CampGerald27BlackPAPhiladelphiaWeapon Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162017P/FAOM
ConnorMatthew41BlackPAPhiladelphiaCV, H, IOMurderLife19801990MWIDOM
CrawfordSteven14BlackPADauphinCV, HMurderLife19742002P/FAF/MFEOM
DaidoneAlbert38WhitePAPhiladelphiaCDC, HMurderLife without parole19841999P/FAOM
DiNicolaLouis29WhitePAErieA, CV, H, NCMurderLife19801994F/MFEOM
DoswellThomas24BlackPAAlleghenySexual Assault13 to 26 years19862005DNAMWIDOM
FogleLewis24WhitePAIndianaCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FAOM
FrazierJames19BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurderLife without parole20132019FCOM
GainerDonald31WhitePAAlleghenyA, CDC, JI, NCArson22 to 45 years19851992P/FAOM
Gladden David36BlackPADauphinA, CDC, H, JIMurderLife19952007P/FAOM
GodeskyScott24WhitePAAlleghenyCDC, HMurderLife without parole19972019P/FAOMILD
HaleMarshall24BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, IOChild Sex Abuse23 1/2 to 47 years19842017MWIDF/MFEOMILD
HandleyZachary13WhitePANorthamptonA, CVArson6 to 12 months20082015FCP/FAOM
Hollman IIIChester21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19932019P/FAOM
Kauffman, Jr.Carl Joe21WhitePABedfordCDCRobbery5 to 15 years20012004P/FAOM
KirkwoodJustin22WhitePALawrenceIORobbery3 1/2 to 7 years20032006MWIDOM
LewisTerrance17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurderLife without parole19992019MWIDOMILD
MaisonetOrlando23HispanicPAPhiladelphiaCDC, HMurderLife without parole19922005P/FAOMILD
MartoranoRaymond53WhitePAPhiladelphiaCDC, HMurderLife without parole19841999P/FAOM
McCoySherman20BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, HMurderLife without parole20162019FCP/FAOMILD
MillerJohn21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19982019P/FAOM
MunchinskiDavid25WhitePAFayetteCDC, H, IOMurderLife19862013P/FAOM
PacekJerry13WhitePAAlleghenyHMurder10 to 20 years19591991FCOM
PattersonDontia17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole20092018MWIDOMILD
SiehlKevin35WhitePACambriaH, IOMurderLife without parole19922016P/FAF/MFEOMILD
SimmonsJamaal26BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurder15 to 30 years20122018P/FAOM
SmithJay C.50WhitePADauphinCV, H, JIMurderDeath19861992P/FAF/MFEOM
ThomasShaurn16BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19942017P/FAOMILD
Thomas, Jr.Clayton "Mustafa"23BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, HMurderLife without parole19942019P/FAOM
ThorpeDwayne25BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurderLife20092019MWIDP/FAOMILD
WeimerCrystal23WhitePAFayetteCDC, F, H, IO, JIMurder15 to 30 years20062016P/FAF/MFEOM
WhitakerMark29BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, HMurderLife without parole20032019MWIDP/FAOM
WilsonHarold C.30BlackPAPhiladelphiaHMurderDeath19892005DNA*OM
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IOMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YarrisNicholas20WhitePADelawareH, JIMurderDeath19822003DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD