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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
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AceroLongino35HispanicCASanta ClaraNC, PSex Offender Registration2 years and 4 months19942006ILD
DiazLuis20HispanicCASanta ClaraCIU, SASexual Assault15 years19842012MWID
FoleyKenneth Wayne26WhiteCASanta ClaraCIU, IOPR, NWRobbery25 to Life19952007MWIDOM
GarciaRoy Lopez45HispanicCASanta ClaraH, JIMurderLife20002006P/FA
HerreraBobby Paiste17HispanicCASanta ClaraJV, PAssault5 years19982000MWIDP/FAILD
MagnanPaul Philip46WhiteCASanta ClaraPR, WHDrug Possession or Sale25 to Life20002006OMILD
MartinLawrence38Don't KnowCASanta ClaraNCWeapon Possession or Sale25 years to life19982020FC
NickersonGlen29WhiteCASanta ClaraHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19872003DNAMWIDP/FAOM
PayneGlenn28BlackCASanta ClaraCIU, CV, IO, NC, SACW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse27 years19902018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
RodriguezJeffrey24HispanicCASanta ClaraRobbery25 to Life20032007MWIDF/MFEILD
RubalcavaLionel23HispanicCASanta ClaraCIU, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJ, PLAttempted Murder31 to Life20032019MWIDP/FAOMILD
SermenoMiguel Angel38HispanicCASanta ClaraPR, OF, WH, NW, WTTraffic Offense8 months19951997MWIDP/FAOMILD
ShullGeorge Edward30WhiteCASanta ClaraCIU, IO, P, SASexual Assault5 years19892009MWID
WalkerQuedillis Ricardo34HispanicCASanta ClaraCDC, CIU, HPR, WHMurder26 to Life19912003DNAP/FAOM