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Marcel Brown

Marcel Brown

In 2011, Marcel Brown (pictured with his attorney, Karen Daniel) was sentenced to 35 years in prison for a murder in Chicago, Illinois. He was exonerated in 2018 with the help of the Center on Wrongful Convictions after a witness recanted and a judge ruled that police improperly obtained his confession.
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Shawn Williams

Shawn Williams

In 1994, Shawn Williams was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for murder in Brooklyn, New York. He was exonerated in 2018, with the support of the Kings County Conviction Integrity Unit, after the sole eyewitness admitted that her identification was false and the product of coercion by Detectives Louis Scarcella and Stephen Chmil.
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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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Kenneth Gardiner, Mark Jones, Dominic Lucci

Kenneth Gardiner, Mark Jones, Dominic Lucci

In 1992, Kenneth Gardiner, Mark Jones, and Dominic Lucci (pictured left to right) were sentenced to life in prison for murder in Savannah, Georgia. They were exonerated in 2018 with the help of Centurion Ministries based evidence hidden by police that the only witness had lied and that there were other suspects.
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Recent Exonerations

Recent Exonerations

​We feature the latest exonerations here as we find them. Clockwise from top left: Ralph Lee and Eric Kelley, Vicente Benavides (with his attorney), Vernon Horn, and Gregory Counts and VanDyke Perry.
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Jerome Johnson

Jerome Johnson

In 1989, Jerome Johnson (pictured here with his attorney, Nancy Forster) was sentenced to life in prison for a murder in Baltimore, Maryland. He was exonerated in 2018 after evidence came to light that he was elsewhere at the time of the crime, and the prosecution’s primary witness against him recanted her testimony.
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