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


An Indiana man who was wrongfully convicted of arson after police coerced witness testimony and concealed exculaptory evidence wins one of the largest wrongful conviction settlements in the history of the state, but there has been no disciplinary action against the officers involved.


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