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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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AllenDante16BlackOHHamiltonKidnappingNot sentenced20052005MWID
BradfordMarcellius17BlackILCookCDC, PKidnapping12 years19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
ConnorReginald23BlackNYKingsCVKidnapping12 1/2 to 25 years19932015DNA*P/FAOMILD
EngelGary33WhiteMOClayJIKidnapping90 years19912010P/FAOM
FaulknerKenneth39WhiteCAKernCV, NCKidnapping30 to Life20002003P/FA
HillDartangnan25BlackOHFranklinCVKidnapping24 years20012005MWIDILD
MasseyShawn Giovanni25BlackNCMecklenburgCV, IOKidnapping11 1/2 to 15 1/4 years19992010MWIDOM
RobertsRodney29BlackNJEssexCV, PKidnapping7 years19962014DNAMWID
RodriguesShaun20OtherHIHawaiiKidnapping20 years20022014MWID
Rome, Sr.Anthony47WhiteSDMinnehahaCV, NCKidnappingProbation19871990
ThompsonLuqris19BlackNVClarkKidnapping9 to 23 years20072012MWIDILD
WagstaffeEverton23BlackNYKingsCVKidnapping12 1/2 to 25 years19932015DNA*P/FAOMILD
WallerPatrick20BlackTXDallasCIU, IOKidnappingLife19922008DNAMWIDF/MFEILD
WeinerMark52WhiteVAAlbemarleNCKidnapping8 years20132015P/FAOMILD