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A Project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law


How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you s​ee the list of names. To sort any of the columns, place the cursor over a column heading, such as AGE, and click on the arrow. You can sort in alphabetical or chronological order or click on a particular value to select just the cases in that category. You can sort on more than one column or even multiple columns: such as STAT​E and COUNTY and CRIME.

The two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort cases by additional characteristics. At the top of the page, you will see the listing of the various Tags. To see more detailed definitions for these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links. You can only sort for one variable at a time in the TAG columns. To sort for several at once, please download our data as a spreadsheet.


OM Tags

  • PR: Prosecutor Misconduct
  • OF: Police Officer Misconduct
  • FA: Forensic Analyst Misconduct
  • CW: Child Welfare Worker Misconduct
  • WH: Withheld Exculpatory Evidence
  • NW: Misconduct That Is Not Withholding Evidence
  • KP: Knowingly Permitting Perjury
  • WT: Witnes​s Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that contributed to the wrongful conviction. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

​Keyword Filter:

Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

To search the Registry for a name or keyword, type in the [Search] box. The filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. Do not use quotation marks. It allows truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !​

OM Tags
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AddisonRonald19BlackMDBaltimore CityH, IOPR, WHMurder30 years19982005P/FAOMILD
AllenDwight28BlackMDBaltimore CityNCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20002003P/FAOM
AustinMichael25BlackMDBaltimore CityH, IOPR, WH, NWMurderLife19752002P/FAOMILD
BillingerWillie39BlackMDBaltimore CityHPR, WHMurder60 years20182024P/FAOM
BrownRodney24BlackMDBaltimore CityOF, WH, NW, WT, PJAssault45 years20062021DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BryantMalcolm24BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, CV, H, IOOF, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19992016DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
BurgessSabein24BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife19952014F/MFEOMILD
BurleyUmar39BlackMDBaltimore CityH, NC, POF, WH, NWManslaughter15 years20112018P/FAOM
ChestnutAlfred16BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, CV, H, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife19842019P/FAOM
CornishRonald26BlackMDBaltimore CityCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole20162024P/FAF/MFEOMILD
Davis, Jr.Keith23BlackMDBaltimore CityH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurder50 years20172023P/FAF/MFEOM
GoodsDarron19BlackMDBaltimore CityCVAttempted MurderNot sentenced20052006MWIDILD
HallA.G.28BlackMDBaltimore CityH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurder50 years19922023MWIDP/FAOM
JohnsonJerome20BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOOF, WHMurderLife19892018P/FAOMILD
JohnsonLamar20BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOOF, NW, WTMurderLife20052017MWIDOMILD
JohnsonMichael26BlackMDBaltimore CityCDC, CV, H, SAPR, WH, NW, KPMurderNot sentenced20132018P/FAOM
JonesTyrone21BlackMDBaltimore CityCV, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife19992010MWIDF/MFEOM
LittleDevon26BlackMDBaltimore CityHMurderLife20172019MWIDP/FAF/MFEILD
LomaxWalter20BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife19682014MWIDOMILD
MadisonPaul29BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurder50 years19912021MWIDP/FAOM
McPhersonKenneth20BlackMDBaltimore CityCDC, CIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife19952019P/FAOMILD
MooneyJohn19WhiteMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOMurderLife20102014P/FA
MorrisDavid19BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOPR, WHMurder50 years20052021DNAMWIDOM
OwensJames L.22WhiteMDBaltimore CityCDC, H, JI, SAPR, WHMurderLife19882008DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
ParksGarreth16BlackMDBaltimore CityH, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurder80 years20002015P/FAF/MFEOM
PettifordAntoine23BlackMDBaltimore CityH, POF, WHMurderLife19952000MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RobertsHenry Myron62WhiteMDBaltimore CityH, PHMurder50 years19922002
ShipleyClarence20BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19922018P/FAOM
SimmonsEric24BlackMDBaltimore CityCDC, CIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife19952019P/FAOMILD
SmithDemetrius25BlackMDBaltimore CityH, IOPR, WHMurderLife20102012P/FAOM
SmithYusuf23BlackMDBaltimore CityNCOF, WH, NW, PJWeapon Possession or SaleUnknown20182018P/FAOM
Stewart, Jr.Andrew16BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, CV, H, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife19842019P/FAOM
ThomasMelvin20BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, IOAttempted Murder65 years20012020MWID
WashingtonGary25BlackMDBaltimore CityCV, HOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19872019P/FAOMILD
WatkinsRansom16BlackMDBaltimore CityCIU, CV, H, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife19842019P/FAOM