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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 two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

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:

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct

  • 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: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

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.

OM Tags
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AbernathyChristopher17WhiteILCookCIU, CV, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AdamsKenneth21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder75 years19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
AndersenDaniel19WhiteILCookH, IOOF, WH, NW, PJ, INTMurder55 years19822015DNA*FCP/FAOM
BaileyKevin19BlackILCookCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder80 years19902018DNA*FCP/FAOM
BarrJonathan14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurder85 years19972011DNAP/FAOM
BatchelorCorey19BlackILCookCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INTMurder30 years19912018DNA*FCP/FAOM
BradfordMarcellius17BlackILCookCDC, POF, FA, NW, INTKidnapping12 years19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
Brooks, Jr.Claude35BlackILCookCVChild Sex Abuse22 years20002013DNA*P/FA
BullockRonnie27BlackILCookCVChild Sex Abuse60 years19841994DNAMWID
CageDean 28BlackILCookCV, IOChild Sex Abuse40 years19962008DNAMWID
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJ, INTMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
DotsonGary20WhiteILCookCV, NCFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault25 to 50 years19791989DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
EvansMichael17BlackILCookCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NWMurderLife19762003DNAMWIDFCOM
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HOF, WH, NW, PJ, INTMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
FultonJohn18BlackILCookCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurder31 years20062019DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
Geralds, Jr.Hubert30BlackILCookHMurderDeath19972000DNA*FC
GillardLarry22BlackILCookIOFA, WHSexual Assault24 years19822009DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INTMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HardenJames16BlackILCookCDC, CV, HOF, WH, NW, WTMurder80 years19952011DNAP/FAOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, CDC, HOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
HollandDana25BlackILCookIOFA, WH, NWSexual Assault90 years19972003DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HollandDana25BlackILCookIOAttempted Murder28 years19952003DNA*P/FA
JimersonVerneal25BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19851996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonRichard31BlackILCookSexual Assault36 years19921996DNAMWIDILD
JonesRonald34BlackILCookHOF, WH, NW, INTMurderDeath19891999DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOM
LinscottSteven26WhiteILCookHPR, NW, PLMurder40 years19821992DNAFCF/MFEOM
MaxsonMark31BlackILCookCIU, CV, HOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19942016DNAFCP/FAOM
MillerJerry23BlackILCookIOFA, WH, NWSexual Assault45 years19822007DNAMWIDOM
MitchellAnthony17BlackILCookCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurder31 years20062019DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
NashAlprentiss20BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HMurder80 years19972012DNA*MWIDP/FA
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, HOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
OllinsLarry16BlackILCookCDC, HOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
Patterson Maurice35BlackILCookH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJ, PLMurder30 years20032010DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
PendletonMarlon35BlackILCookIOOF, FA, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault20 years19962006DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RaingeWillie20BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ReynoldsDonald20BlackILCookFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault69 years19881997DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RichardsonHarold16BlackILCookCDC, HOF, WH, NW, INTMurder40 years19972012DNAFCP/FAOM
RollinsLafonso17BlackILCookOF, FA, WH, NW, INTSexual Assault75 years19942004DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOMILD
SaundersMichael15BlackILCookCDC, HOF, WH, NW, INTMurder40 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, HOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SharpShainne16BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, POF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
SwiftTerrill17BlackILCookCDC, HMurder36 years19982012DNAFCP/FA
TaylorRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, HOF, WH, NW, INTMurder80 years19972011DNAFCP/FAOM
TerryPaul17BlackILCookCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NWMurderLife19772003DNAMWIDOM
ThamesVincent17BlackILCookCDC, H, POF, NW, INTMurder30 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
VealRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, POF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
WardellBilly21BlackILCookFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault69 years19881997DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WillisJohn42BlackILCookPR, FA, WH, NW, PJSexual AssaultLife19931999DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, CDC, HOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM