About the Registry

The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the University of Michigan Law School. 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.

Exoneration News


​On February 8, the Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals upheld a decision to disbar former prosecutor Charles Sebesta for concealing exculpatory evidence, presenting false testimony, lying and other misconduct at Anthony Graves' 1994 capital murder trial. Graves was exonerated in 2010. (Graves pictured)

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