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


​After the Orange County District Attorney's office was removed from a capital case for misconduct, a new California  law specifically permits trial judges to take that sort of action and requires them to report prosecutors who conceal exculpatory evidence to the state bar.

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