All NRE reports represent a moment in time. For the most accurate data, please search on the Detailed View page. The website is updated daily, frequently with exonerations that occurred in the past.
We are deeply thankful for the generous support we receive from lawyers, researchers, students, foundations and friends of the Registry. Our work depends on it. You can join in the giving here.
Denise Foderaro and Frank Quattrone
Martha and James Newkirk
Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C.
Edward H. Gersowitz
Samuel Gross and Phoebe Ellsworth
Jeff S. Korek
Loevy & Loevy
Innocence ProjectPark Avenue Charitable FundVital Projects Fund
The Registry exists due to the generous donation of both time and money from many people.Here are the people who have donated recently.
The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. It was founded in 2012 in conjunction with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law. The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in the United States since 1989—cases in which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989.
We welcome new information from any source about exonerations already on our list and about cases not in the Registry that might be exonerations.