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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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AbernathyChristopher17WhiteILCookCIU, CV, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AlexanderMalcolm19BlackLAJeffersonIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19802018DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
AllenDonovan18WhiteWACowlitzH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20022015DNAFCP/FA
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
Cifizzari Gary23WhiteMAWorcesterCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19842019DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
ColeyCraig31WhiteCAVenturaCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19802017DNA*F/MFE
EchavarriaAngel27HispanicMAEssexH, IOMurderLife without parole19962015DNA*MWIDOMILD
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
FlowersCurtis21BlackARColumbiaHMurderLife without parole20042010DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
FloydJohn31WhiteLAOrleansH, IOMurderLife without parole19822018DNA*FCP/FAOM
FogleLewis24WhitePAIndianaCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FAOM
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
GagnonRichard32WhiteSCHorryH, JIMurderLife without parole20082015DNAP/FA
GregaJohn32WhiteVTWindhamHMurderLife without parole19952013DNA*
HanlineMichael31WhiteCAVenturaCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19802015DNA*P/FAOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
JamesHenry20BlackLAJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19822011DNAMWIDILD
JohnsonRickey26BlackLASabineIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19832008DNAMWID
KussmaulRichard21WhiteTXMclennanCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19942019DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LapointeRichard41WhiteCTTollandA, H, IOMurderLife without parole19922015DNA*FCOM
MahanRonnie26WhiteALJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19861998DNAMWID
MaxsonMark31BlackILCookCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19942016DNAFCP/FAOM
MontoyaLorenzo14HispanicCODenverH, JI, IOMurderLife without parole20002014DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
MurphyMichelle17Native AmericanOKTulsaCV, F, H, IOMurderLife without parole19952014DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
NickersonGlen29WhiteCASanta ClaraHMurderLife without parole19872003DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconH, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNA*P/FAF/MFE
PetersonJamie Lee21WhiteMIKalkaskaH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19982014DNAFCP/FAOM
SaginJack39WhiteCAMontereyH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19862019DNAP/FA
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
SullivanMichael25WhiteMAMiddlesexCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872019DNA*P/FAF/MFE
Tall BearJohnny34Native AmericanOKOklahomaH, IOMurderLife without parole19922018DNAMWIDF/MFE
WilliamsMichael Anthony16BlackLAJacksonIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19812005DNAMWID
WillisCalvin21BlackLACaddoCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife without parole19822003DNAMWIDOM
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IOMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM