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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

To Search or Sort: Place the cursor over a column heading and click on the arrow arrow You can then sort in Ascending or Descending order or click on a particular value to select the cases in that category.

The column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that are listed together on the Summary Page. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

Age: The exoneree's age on the date of the reported crime

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Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

The Filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. It is not a search that works with quotation marks. It does work with truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !. It scans the Detailed and Summary Views, and the narrative summaries.

Note: An asterisk (*) in the column to the right of the "DNA" column means that the case is not included in the Innocence Project's list of DNA exonerations because post-conviction DNA evidence was not central to establishing innocence, and other non-DNA factors were essential to the exoneration.

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EldridgeYvonne41WhiteCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003F/MFEILD
JohnsonAlbert K.30BlackCAContra CostaIOSexual Assault24 years19922002DNAMWIDOM
NguyenChuong42AsianCAContra CostaM, NC, POther Nonviolent Misdemeanor60 days20132016P/FAOM
SchoppeCarl 30HispanicCAContra CostaNC, PWeapon Possession or Sale1 year and 4 months20152016P/FAOM
StingleyWarren40BlackCAContra CostaM, NC, POther Nonviolent Misdemeanor20 days20132016P/FAOM
ValentineRay55HispanicCAContra CostaM, NCOther Nonviolent Misdemeanor110 days20142015P/FAOM
WengerBraden30WhiteCAContra CostaM, NC, POther Nonviolent Misdemeanor25 days20152016P/FA