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
Vital Projects Fund
American Endowment Foundation
Foundation for Prosecutorial Accountability
The Innocence Project
Jewish Communal Fund
Morgan Stanley Gift Fund
Wake Forest University Law School’s Accountable Prosecutor Project
The Registry exists due to the generous donation of both time and money from many people:
Benjamin & Seema Pulier Charitable Foundation
Black, Gwendolyn Kuhns
Gesher Family Foundation
Goldberg, Lesley E.
Gonzales, Rodolfo Huizar
Grosso, Catherine & Gasteyer, Stephen
Le, Pauline Trinh
Mikush, Sandra & Don
National Philanthropic Trust
O’Brien, Peter K.
Petro, Nancy and Jim
Santos, Rowena Singson
Sui, Sin Ho
The District Social Fund
Van Dine, Alexandra
Woolway, III, Harry
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.