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.
To Receive a Spreadsheet Containing the Data that Appear on the Web Site of the National Registry of Exonerations
We are happy to make the data that appear on the web site of the National Registry of Exonerations available in a spreadsheet, subject to the following conditions:
1. Retransmission is not permitted: The recipient of such a spreadsheet agrees not to transmit that spreadsheet, or any substantial portion of that spreadsheet, to any person who has not agreed to the conditions on this page.
2. Advance notice of publication or distribution: The recipient of such a spreadsheet agrees to inform the National Registry of Exonerations in advance of any publication or distribution of data derived from the spreadsheet, and to provide the National Registry of Exonerations with a paper or electronic copy of the contents of that publication or distribution. This condition does not apply to a distribution that is limited to students of the recipient, and/or researchers, including research assistants, who are working with the recipient on a research project utilizing data from the spreadsheet.
3. Notice of corrections or additions: The recipient of such a spreadsheet agrees to inform the National Registry of Exonerations of any errors the recipient, or any person working with the recipient, detects in the data or texts contained in the spreadsheet. The recipient also agrees to inform the National Registry of Exonerations of any data that are missing from the spreadsheet which the recipient is able to add to the spreadsheet.
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.