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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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AlexanderBrian31WhiteMIInghamCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20152017P/FA
ArmstrongRichard25WhiteMIOtsegoCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse14 to 30 years20062012P/FAOMILD
CalhounTerance19BlackMIWayneCIU, CV, IO, P, SAChild Sex Abuse17 to 32 years20072022DNAMWIDFC
CarterQuentin16BlackMIKentCV, JV, SAChild Sex Abuse6 to 20 years19922015P/FA
CarverMichael50BlackMIKalamazooCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20152020P/FAILD
ClayJames Chad-Lewis16BlackMIWayneCV, JV, SAChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20172019ILD
ClearyMark27WhiteMIMacombCV, NC, SACW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse20 to 30 years19892005P/FAOM
DabbWayne56WhiteMIDickinsonCV, SAChild Sex Abuse4 3/4 to 15 years20052008ILD
FaganJames36BlackMIGeneseeCV, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19881998P/FAF/MFEILD
FisherGregory49BlackMIWayneCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse15 to 30 years20022017DNAP/FAF/MFE
JoseTerrence32HispanicMIOaklandCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse25 to 40 years20102014P/FAILD
LackeyKevin18BlackMIWayneCIU, CV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse15 to 25 years19932019F/MFEILD
PerryJames Norman31WhiteMIOaklandCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20062008P/FAOM
RedickNeal28WhiteMIGeneseeCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse16 to 30 years19922007P/FA
RogersTyrone55BlackMIMuskegonCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse29 to 48 years20162022P/FAF/MFE
SwainLorinda36WhiteMICalhounCV, F, IO, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
ThompsonTroy40WhiteMICalhounCV, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse4 to 15 years20142017P/FAOMILD
TomasikDennis34WhiteMIKentCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse12 to 50 years20072017P/FAF/MFEILD
TrakhtenbergJacob67WhiteMIOaklandCV, NC, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse15 years20062013P/FAOMILD
WaldenDerrick36WhiteMIBerrienCV, SAChild Sex Abuse25 to 75 years20152017P/FA
YoungBernard29BlackMIWayneCV, IO, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse60 to 100 years19892017P/FAOM