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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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
Count= 18
AlvarezRamon23HispanicCAOrangeH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurder25 to life20122022P/FAF/MFEOM
ArteagaJose26HispanicCAOrangeM, PTheft116 days20162016DNAMWID
BanianiBorzou27OtherCAOrangeNCDrug Possession or SaleProbation20132014
BoothDarrell28BlackCAOrangeCDC, HMurder15 to Life20112017MWIDP/FAILD
CarmonaArthur16HispanicCAOrangeJVOF, WH, NW, WTRobbery12 years19982000MWIDOMILD
GomezAlfonso21HispanicCAOrangeHMurder41 to Life19982012MWID
GreenKevin Lee20WhiteCAOrangeCV, H, SAMurder15 to Life19801996DNAMWID
HeadCharles31BlackCAOrangeM, NC, PWeapon Possession or SaleProbation20062021ILD
LopezGeorge17HispanicCAOrangeJVRobbery13 years20002002MWIDILD
MartinezRodrigo22HispanicCAOrangeCV, HMurder25 to life20082014F/MFEILD
McKinneyDeWayne19BlackCAOrangeHPR, NWMurderLife19812000MWIDOM
MerrillThomas24WhiteCAOrangeHPR, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19911995OMILD
MooreJoshua19WhiteCAOrangeRobbery12 years19992001MWIDILD
OchoaJames19HispanicCAOrangePOF, NW, WTRobbery2 years20052006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
PallaresJose18HispanicCAOrangePWeapon Possession or Sale2 years20052008DNAMWID
PerezRichard19HispanicCAOrangeRobberyNot sentenced20012001MWIDILD
Smith Paul49WhiteCAOrangeJI, NC, PPR, OF, NW, WTAttempt, Violent4 years and 8 months20102022P/FAOM
TurnboughZedrick36BlackCAOrangeNCWeapon Possession or Sale4 years20152018