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.
Non-Brady Legal and Ethical Obligations on Prosecutors to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence - 27 July 2018In addition to constitutional constraints, prosecutors and police may also be bound to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense by ethics rules, statutes, professional standards, and court rules. Special Researcher Marc Allen prepared this survey of authorities, other than the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, that require state prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence to criminal defendants. Read more.
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.