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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

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How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see 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.

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

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 !​

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Tags
OM Tags
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AveryWilliam25BlackWIMilwaukeeH, JI, SAOF, WH, NWMurder40 years20052010DNAFCP/FAOM
BurnsideBrandon27BlackWIMilwaukeeHOF, NW, WTMurderLife20112015DNAMWIDOMILD
BurrowesChristopher21BlackWIMilwaukeeCV, SAChild Sex Abuse3 years20072009P/FA
GlennEugene41BlackWIMilwaukeeRobbery20 years20022003MWID
GonzalezEsteban28HispanicWIMilwaukeeNCOF, NW, PJOther Nonviolent Felony1 year and 6 months20082011FCP/FAOM
GoodmanWarren30BlackWIMilwaukeeCDCRobbery22 years19942007MWIDP/FAILD
HadawaySammy20BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, IO, P, SAOF, NW, INTAttempt, Violent5 years19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
HoganSamuel49BlackWIMilwaukeeNC, SASexual Assault6 years19951997P/FAILD
HollowayDaryl24BlackWIMilwaukeeIO, SASexual AssaultLife19932016DNAMWID
JacksonRaynard22BlackWIMilwaukeeNCOF, WH, NW, PJWeapon Possession or Sale5 years and 9 months20042009P/FAOM
LusterAlbert18BlackWIMilwaukeeCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseUnknown19901992P/FAILD
OttChaunte21BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19962009DNAP/FAOM
RashMorris23BlackWIMilwaukeeNCOF, WH, NW, PJWeapon Possession or Sale4 to 6 years20042009P/FAOM
ReedCornelius15BlackWIMilwaukeeH, JVMurderLife19931997MWID
RobinsonDavonn17BlackWIMilwaukeeCV, IO, JV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse5 years20062010FCP/FA
SanchezSantos46HispanicWIMilwaukeeH, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19962021P/FAOM
SandersDavid39WhiteWIMilwaukeeCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse15 years20062007MWID
SandersDerrick21BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, H, PMurder21 to life19932018P/FAILD
Silva, Sr.Juan43HispanicWIMilwaukeeH, PManslaughter5 years20142015FC
StinsonRobert Lee20BlackWIMilwaukeeBM, H, SAMurderLife19852009DNAF/MFEILD
TurnpaughDavid43WhiteWIMilwaukeeNCOther Nonviolent Misdemeanor60 days20062013
WashingtonVonaire24BlackWIMilwaukeeRobbery22 years19912001MWIDILD
WilberDanny24Native AmericanWIMilwaukeeHMurderLife20052022ILD
WinstonMichael29BlackWIMilwaukeeCDCAttempted Murder26 years20132018MWIDP/FAILD
YangJustin34AsianWIMilwaukeeCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse7 years20042006P/FA