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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.

Race
Tags
Count= 33
AbernathyChristopher17CaucasianILCookCIU, CV, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AllenDonovan18CaucasianWACowlitzH, JI, IOMurderLife without parole20022015DNAFCP/FAOM
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, JI, IOMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
ColeyCraig31CaucasianCAVenturaCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19802017DNA*F/MFE
EchavarriaAngel27HispanicMAEssexH, IOMurderLife without parole19962015DNA*MWIDOMILD
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
FlowersCurtis21BlackARColumbiaHMurderLife without parole20042010DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
FogleLewis24CaucasianPAIndianaCDC, CV, H, JI, IOMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FA
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
GagnonRichard32CaucasianSCHorryH, JIMurderLife without parole20082015DNAP/FA
GregaJohn32CaucasianVTWindhamHMurderLife without parole19952013DNA*
HanlineMichael31CaucasianCAVenturaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19802015DNA*P/FAOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
JamesHenry20BlackLAJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19822011DNAMWIDILD
JohnsonRickey26BlackLASabineIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19832008DNAMWID
LapointeRichard41CaucasianCTTollandA, H, IOMurderLife without parole19922015DNA*FCOM
MahanRonnie26CaucasianALJeffersonSexual 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
NickersonGlen29CaucasianCASanta ClaraHMurderLife without parole19872003DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNA*P/FAF/MFE
PetersonJamie Lee21CaucasianMIKalkaskaH, IOMurderLife without parole19982014DNAFCOM
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
StewartZackary Lee18CaucasianMOGreeneH, JIMurderLife without parole20082010DNA*P/FAOM
WilliamsMichael Anthony16BlackLAJacksonIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19812005DNAMWID
WillisCalvin21BlackLACaddoCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife without parole19822003DNAMWIDOM
WoodsCathy26CaucasianNVWashoeF, H, IOMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFC
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IOMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YorkKenneth38CaucasianMOVernonSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM