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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 two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

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:

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct

  • PR: Prosecutor Misconduct
  • OF: Police Officer Misconduct
  • FA: Forensic Analyst Misconduct
  • CW: Child Welfare Worker Misconduct
  • WH: Withheld Exculpatory Evidence
  • NW: Misconduct That Is Not Withholding Evidence
  • KP: Knowingly Permitting Perjury
  • WT: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

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.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AbernathyChristopher17WhiteILCookCIU, CV, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AlexanderMalcolm19BlackLAJeffersonIOPR, OF, NW, PJSexual AssaultLife without parole19802018DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
AllenDonovan18WhiteWACowlitzH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20022015DNAFCP/FA
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
BennettGary36WhiteSCHorryCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20022020DNA*P/FAOMILD
BrooksLevon26BlackMSNoxubeeCV, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19922008DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Cifizzari Gary23WhiteMAWorcesterCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19842019DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
ClayFrederick16BlackMASuffolkCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19812017DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJ, INTMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
ColeyCraig31WhiteCAVenturaCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19802017DNA*F/MFE
EchavarriaAngel27HispanicMAEssexH, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole19962015DNA*MWIDOMILD
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHOF, WH, NW, PJ, INTMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
FlowersCurtis21BlackARColumbiaHOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole20042010DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
FloydJohn31WhiteLAOrleansH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19822018DNA*FCP/FAOM
FogleLewis24WhitePAIndianaCDC, CV, H, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FAOM
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HOF, WH, NW, PJ, INTMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
GagnonRichard32WhiteSCHorryH, JIMurderLife without parole20082015DNAP/FA
GregaJohn32WhiteVTWindhamHMurderLife without parole19952013DNA*
HanlineMichael31WhiteCAVenturaCDC, CIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole19802015DNA*P/FAOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, CDC, HOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
JamesHenry20BlackLAJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19822011DNAMWIDILD
JohnsonRickey26BlackLASabineIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19832008DNAMWID
KussmaulRichard21WhiteTXMclennanCDC, CV, H, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942019DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LapointeRichard41WhiteCTTollandA, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19922015DNA*FCOM
MahanRonnie26WhiteALJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19861998DNAMWIDF/MFE
MaxsonMark31BlackILCookCIU, CV, HOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19942016DNAFCP/FAOM
MontoyaLorenzo14HispanicCODenverH, JI, IOOF, NW, INTMurderLife without parole20002014DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
MurphyMichelle17Native AmericanOKTulsaCV, F, H, IOPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19952014DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
NashDonald39WhiteMODentHPR, OF, WH, NW, PLMurderLife without parole20092020DNA*F/MFEOMILD
NickersonGlen29WhiteCASanta ClaraHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19872003DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, HOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconH, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNA*P/FAF/MFE
PetersonJamie Lee21WhiteMIKalkaskaH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19982014DNAFCP/FAOM
SaginJack39WhiteCAMontereyH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19862019DNAP/FA
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, HOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIOF, WHMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
SullivanMichael25WhiteMAMiddlesexCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872019DNA*P/FAF/MFE
Tall BearJohnny34Native AmericanOKOklahomaH, IOMurderLife without parole19922018DNAMWIDF/MFE
WatsonJames20BlackMASuffolkCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19812020DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsMichael Anthony16BlackLAJacksonIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19812005DNAMWID
WillisCalvin21BlackLACaddoCV, IOOF, WH, NWChild Sex AbuseLife without parole19822003DNAMWIDOM
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonPR, WHSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, CDC, HOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM