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Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis

In 1995, Sean Ellis was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a police officer in Boston, Massachusetts. He was exonerated in 2018 because police and prosecutors failed to disclose evidence implicating other suspects, and that the lead detectives as well as the victim were robbing drug dealers.
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​Use our clickable map & graph to filter and display exonerations by state, race, contributing factors, crime, year, and more.
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Matthew Sopron

Matthew Sopron

In 1998, Matthew Sopron was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2018 after three witnesses admitted they falsely implicated him in the crime.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Josiah Galloway, Wilbert Jones, John Nolley, and Horace Roberts.
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Elmer Daniels

Elmer Daniels

Elmer Daniels (pictured left, after he walked out of prison) was convicted in 1980 of rape. The charges were dismissed in 2018 after the hair analysis used to convict him was discredited, and new evidence refuted testimony about a witness's initial identification of Daniels. (Photo: Daniel Sato, The News Journal)
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