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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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BallardFrances54WhiteTNShelbyCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse5 years19871993P/FAF/MFEOM
BusbyWilliam28WhiteTNLewisCV, NCChild Sex Abuse20 years20032019P/FAF/MFE
ButlerRobert34BlackTNKnoxNCSexual AssaultLife19771995P/FAILD
GreenJames46BlackTNMauryCV, NC, PChild Sex Abuse16 years20062008P/FA
HarperJames45WhiteTNKnoxPHAssault5 years19852005MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HousePaul G.23WhiteTNUnionHMurderDeath19862009DNA*F/MFE
Housler, Jr.David19WhiteTNMontgomeryH, JIMurderLife without parole19972014FCP/FAILD
HutchisonLeonard39WhiteTNKnoxAssault25 years19852005MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Jordan, Jr.Douglas27WhiteTNBlountHMurder23 years20022015OM
LeathRaynella Dossett54WhiteTNKnoxF, H, NCMurderLife20102017F/MFEOMILD
MarshallRonnie28WhiteTNSumnerH, PMurderLife19901996P/FAOM
McCormickMichael Lee32WhiteTNJeffersonHMurderDeath19872007DNA*F/MFEILD
McKinneyLawrence22BlackTNShelbySexual Assault100 years19782009DNAMWID
McMillanClark Jerome22BlackTNShelbyCV, IOSexual AssaultLife19802002DNAMWID
MillsRandall43WhiteTNMarshallCV, IOChild Sex Abuse20 years20002014DNA*P/FAF/MFEILD
PackPhillip23WhiteTNCampbellCDC, H, NCMurder25 years20102013P/FA
TatumAdam36BlackTNHamiltonNC, PAssault2 years20122013P/FAOM
TearsJonathan29BlackTNMarshallNCAttempted Murder25 years20092014P/FAILD
VannGussie42WhiteTNMcMinnCV, H, NCMurderDeath19942011F/MFEILD
WalkerLon43WhiteTNPutnamH, NCMurder20 years19972012P/FAOMILD