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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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AdamsLaurence19BlackMASuffolkH, JIMurderDeath19742004P/FAOMILD
Aguirre-JarquinClemente24HispanicFLSeminoleH, IOMurderDeath20062018DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
AmrineJoseph28BlackMOColeH, JIMurderDeath19862003P/FAOMILD
BenavidesVicente42HispanicCAKernCV, H, NC, SBSMurderDeath19932018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BrightDan L.35BlackLAOrleansHMurderDeath19962004MWIDOMILD
ChapmanGlen Edward24BlackNCCatawbaHMurderDeath19942008P/FAOMILD
Dexter, Jr.Clarence Richard49WhiteMOClayHMurderDeath19911999F/MFEOMILD
FieldsNathson Edgar29BlackILCookHMurderDeath19862009P/FAOMILD
FinchCharles38BlackNCWilsonH, IOMurderDeath19762019MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
GoldenAndrew45WhiteFLPolkH, NCMurderDeath19911994ILD
JonesLevon 28BlackNCDuplinCDC, HMurderDeath19932008P/FAOMILD
JonesTroy Lee30BlackCAMercedHMurderDeath19821996OMILD
LawsonCarl23BlackILSt. ClairCV, HMurderDeath19901996F/MFEILD
Lee, Jr.Lawrence William25WhiteGAWayneCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19872015P/FAOMILD
MaciasFederico31HispanicTXEl PasoCDC, H, JIMurderDeath19841993P/FAILD
McCormickMichael Lee32WhiteTNJeffersonHMurderDeath19872007DNA*F/MFEILD
MirandaRoberto38BlackNVClarkCDC, HMurderDeath19821996P/FAILD
NelsonGary29BlackGAChathamCV, HMurderDeath19801991P/FAF/MFEOMILD
OrangeLeroy32BlackILCookA, CDC, CV, HMurderDeath19852003FCP/FAOMILD
Paradis Donald30WhiteIDKootenaiHMurderDeath19812001P/FAF/MFEOMILD
SmithCharles29BlackINAllenCDC, HMurderDeath19831991P/FAOMILD
SolacheGabriel23HispanicILCookCDC, CV, H, IOMurderDeath20002017FCP/FAOMILD
SteidlGordon35WhiteILEdgarCDC, H, JIMurderDeath19872004P/FAOMILD
VannGussie42WhiteTNMcMinnCV, H, NCMurderDeath19942011F/MFEILD
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Williams, Jr.Clifford33BlackFLDuvalCIU, H, IOMurderDeath19762019MWIDOMILD
WilliamsonRonald Keith29WhiteOKPontotocH, IO, JIMurderDeath19881999DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WillisErnest Ray39WhiteTXPecosA, H, NCMurderDeath19872004F/MFEOMILD
YarrisNicholas20WhitePADelawareH, JIMurderDeath19822003DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD