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Frederick Clay

Frederick Clay

In 1981, Frederick Clay was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering a cab driver at age 16 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was exonerated in 2017, at the age of 52. This exoneration occurred as a result of the US Supreme Court-ordered re-sentencing of juveniles who were sentenced to mandatory life without parole. When lawyers were preparing for his re-sentencing, they were able to show that evidence indicated the eyewitness identifications of him were unreliable and pointed to other, more likely suspects.
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NRE's Maurice Possley and Exoneree Jerry Miller

NRE's Maurice Possley and Exoneree Jerry Miller

The Registry's Senior Researcher, Maurice Possley, joins exoneree Jerry Miller on Lava Records CEO Jason Flom's latest podcast about wrongful convictions. They discuss the Registry and how Miller, with the help of the Innocence Project, became the nation's 200th DNA exoneration after serving 25 years in prison for a rape he did not commit.
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Fred Weichel

Fred Weichel

In 1981, Fred Weichel was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a murder in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was exonerated in 2017 -- with the help of the New England Innocence Project -- by evidence concealed by police that pointed to another man as the killer.
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Current Exonerations

Current Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Patrick Prince, Raynella Dossett Leath, Adam Gray, and Desmond Ricks.
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Roger Dean Gillispie

Roger Dean Gillispie

In 1991, Roger Dean Gillespie was sentenced to 22 to 56 years in prison for raping three women in two separate incidents near Dayton, Ohio. He was exonerated -- with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project and Registry Board Member Jim Petro -- because the prosecution failed to disclose police reports showing he was eliminated as a suspect more than a year before he was charged with the crimes.
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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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