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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

DNA: Post-conviction DNA testing was conducted and contributed to the exoneration.


 

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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.​​​​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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CarterJosephBlackVANorfolk CityH, IOMurderLife19902021MWIDP/FAILD
DavidsonWillie24BlackVANorfolk CitySASexual Assault20 years19812005DNAMWIDF/MFE
Dick, Jr.Joseph20WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, P, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19992016FCP/FAOM
McCrayBrian24BlackVANorfolk CityHPR, OF, WHMurder43 years19931994P/FAOM
Morman, Jr.Bobbie18BlackVANorfolk CityIOAttempt, Violent48 years19932021MWIDILD
RuffinJulius28BlackVANorfolk CitySASexual AssaultLife19822003DNAMWID
ThorneEsther45BlackVANorfolk CityCV, F, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse17 years20142020P/FA
TiceDerek27WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife20002011FCP/FAOMILD
WhitfieldArthur Lee26BlackVANorfolk CitySAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault63 years19822009DNAMWIDOM
WilliamsDanial25WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, P, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19992016FCP/FAOM
WilsonEric21WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INTSexual Assault8 1/2 years19992017FCP/FAOM