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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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AgnewGregory28BlackILLakeNCRobbery30 years19882001FCP/FAILD
CariniWilliam28WhiteILLakeCIUSexual Assault26 years19922017DNA*MWID
DominguezAlejandro16HispanicILLakeSexual Assault9 years19902002DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
DonaldWillie23BlackINLakeH, IOMurder60 years19922016MWIDOM
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
GlennRoosevelt27BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault36 years19932017DNA*MWIDP/FA
GonzalezAngel20HispanicILLakeCIU, IOSexual Assault55 years19952015DNAMWIDFCOM
HillJames17BlackINLakeSexual Assault35 years19822009MWIDP/FAOM
Jones, Jr.Luther50BlackCALakeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse27 years19982016P/FA
LoftusBrendan23WhiteCALakeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse5 years19972000P/FA
MayesLarry30BlackINLakeIOSexual Assault80 years19822001DNAMWIDOM
McCaughnPatrick25WhiteILLakeRobbery12 years19961999MWID
PinkinsDarryl37BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault65 years19912016DNA*MWIDP/FA
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JIMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
StarksBennie26BlackILLakeIOSexual Assault60 years19862013DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
StrongJason24WhiteILLakeCDC, CIU, H, IOMurder46 years20002015FCP/FAF/MFEOM