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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 any information about exonerations that we may have missed. We may want to ask for more information about your submission. Please provide as much specific information as possible, including name of the defendant, county of jurisdiction and name and contact information for the defendant's attorney. Links to news articles or court rulings are very helpful.
If you would like us to respond to a question in your submission, please check the box for: Please respond to this submission.
If you do not want us to contact you, please check the box for: Please do not contact me. If that box is checked you will get no emails from us except for a confirmation that your information was received.
We will not use any email address you provide for any purpose other than acknowledging or following up on your submission.
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.