To Search or Sort: Place the cursor over a column heading and click on the 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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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 nota search that works with quotation marks. 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.
We welcome new information from any source about the
exonerations that are already on our list and about new
cases that might be exonerations. And we will be happy to
respond to inquiries about the Registry.
The National Registry of Exonerations is a joint project
of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center
on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School