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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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BerryJohnny16BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, HMurderLife without parole19952019MWIDP/FA
FrazierJames19BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurderLife without parole20132019FCOM
HaleMarshall24BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, IOChild Sex Abuse23 1/2 to 47 years19842017MWIDF/MFEOMILD
Hollman IIIChester21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19932019P/FAOM
LewisTerrance17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurderLife without parole19992019MWIDOMILD
McCoySherman20BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, HMurderLife without parole20162019FCP/FAOMILD
MillerJohn21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19982019P/FAOM
OgrodWalter23WhitePAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19962020DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
PattersonDontia17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole20092018MWIDOMILD
RollinsDonte18BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, IOAttempted Murder62 1/2 to 125 years20072016MWIDILD
SimmonsJamaal26BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurder15 to 30 years20122018P/FAOM
SwainsonAndrew22BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19892020P/FAOM
ThomasShaurn16BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19942017P/FAOMILD
ThorpeDwayne25BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HMurderLife20092019MWIDP/FAOMILD
VeasyWillie26BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19932019MWIDFCP/FAOM
WilliamsChristopher29BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, CV, HMurderDeath19932019P/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilsonTheophalis17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19932020P/FAF/MFEOMILD