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 EMMANUELLE COOPER

EMMANUELLE COOPER

In 1993, Emmanuelle Cooper was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for a murder in Brooklyn, New York. He was exonerated in 2020 after witnesses recanted their identifications and the prosecution admitted evidence was not disclosed to the defense prior to trial. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Hoffman)
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JOSEPH WEBSTER

JOSEPH WEBSTER

In 2006, Joseph Webster of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced to life in prison for a murder that occurred in 1998. He was exonerated in 2020 after the state's key witness recanted and other evidence suggested that Webster's brother had committed the crime. (Photo: CNN)
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Interactive Data Display

Interactive Data Display

​Use our clickable map & graph to filter and display exonerations by state, race, contributing factors, crime, year, and more.
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JAMES WATSON

JAMES WATSON

James Watson of Boston, Massachusetts was sentenced to life in prison for murder in 1984. He was exonerated in 2020 based on evidence that the state had altered and concealed evidence about the timing of a witness's hypnosis.(Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Munro and Madeline Blanchette)
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 MICHAEL SKAKEL

MICHAEL SKAKEL

In 2002, Michael Skakel was convicted of murder in the 1975 death of Martha Moxley in Greenwich, Connecticut. He was exonerated in 2020 after the state supreme court ruled he had received ineffective assistance of counsel because his attorney failed to locate an alibi witness. (Photo: NBC News)
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Introducing The Groups Registry

Introducing The Groups Registry

A first look at the newest archive from The National Registry of exonerations exploring wrongful convictions resulting from systemic misconduct in the agencies that investigate and prosecute criminal cases.
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