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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 s​ee 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

OM Tags

  • 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 !​

Tags
OM Tags
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BakerTameeka33BlackNYNew YorkF, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20172018P/FAOM
BraunskillClarence38BlackNYSuffolkDrug Possession or Sale20 to 40 years19901997MWID
CruzJerome24HispanicNYKingsNCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale1 year20072007P/FAOM
IrizarryJulio46HispanicNYNew YorkNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale3 years20172018P/FAOM
IrvingTurrell48BlackNYNew YorkM, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale3 days20182019P/FAOM
JamesMaurice27BlackNYMonroeOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale1 1/2 to 3 years19901992P/FAOM
MitchelAlbert42BlackNYKingsNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20072008P/FAOM
Smith, Jr.Frank20WhiteNYKingsDrug Possession or Sale15 to life19892003P/FA
SmytheJamar30BlackNYWestchesterPR, OF, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale15 years20132015P/FAOM
SpruillJeremiah36BlackNYNew YorkNCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale6 years20142018P/FAOM
WestbrooksLashane29BlackNYKingsNCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale3 years and 6 months20072007P/FAOM
WigfallCarlton46BlackNYNew YorkPR, OF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale4 years20112016P/FAOM
WoodleyCollin30WhiteNYSuffolkDrug Possession or Sale10 to 20 years19901998MWID