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All NRE reports represent a moment in time. For the most accurate data, please search on the Detailed View page. The website is updated daily, frequently with exonerations that occurred in the past.
We welcome new information from any source about the exonerations that are already on our list and about new cases that might be exonerations. And we will be happy to respond to inquiries about the Registry.
Please note that the National Registry of Exonerations is a research organization. We do not practice law, provide legal advice, or investigate cases. If you are seeking legal assistance, check the Innocence Network list of member organizations in each state that provide legal advice and represent those seeking to prove their innocence.
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To tell us about an exoneration that we may have missed
To correct an error or add information about an exoneration on our list
For other information about the Registry
Get Data as Spreadsheet
The National Registry of Exonerations is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law. 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. The Registry also maintains a more limited database of known exonerations prior to 1989.
We welcome new information from any source about exonerations already on our list and about cases not in the Registry that might be exonerations.