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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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AdamsAnthony26HispanicCALos AngelesH, POF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter12 years19962001P/FAOM
AlvarezJesse19HispanicCALos AngelesH, POF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter12 years19962001P/FAOM
AlvarezJorge23HispanicCALos AngelesH, POF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter12 years19962001P/FAOM
AndersonCandice21WhiteTXVan ZandtF, H, NC, PManslaughterProbation20072014
BaillieNissa20WhiteFLHillsboroughF, H, NCPR, WH, NW, WTManslaughter15 years19972001P/FAOM
BanksMedell27BlackALChoctawCDC, CV, H, NC, POF, NW, INTManslaughter15 years20012003FCP/FAOM
BelcherMichael21WhiteOHFranklinHPR, NWManslaughter20 years19992001OMILD
BostickYeidja21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCV, F, HOF, WH, NW, PJManslaughter5 to 10 years19901993P/FAF/MFEOM
BrownShawn25BlackMICalhounCV, H, IO, NC, SBSManslaughter8 years and 4 months to 30 years20102021F/MFEILD
BurleyUmar39BlackMDBaltimore CityH, NC, POF, WH, NWManslaughter15 years20112018P/FAOM
CampbellWilliam38WhiteOHHamiltonH, NCPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLManslaughter28 years20092020P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CannonTrevor22WhiteGAChathamCV, H, NCPR, OF, WH, NWManslaughter8 years20152018OMILD
CarlsonDavid42WhiteNYOrangeH, NCManslaughter5 years20162020
CarrJohnetta16BlackKYJeffersonCDC, F, H, IO, JI, JVOF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter20 years20082019DNAP/FAOM
ChambersAnthony51BlackMASuffolkH, NCManslaughter5 to 7 years20092014
ChandlerEdwin21BlackKYJeffersonH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJManslaughter30 years19952009MWIDFCP/FAOM
CharlesLambert16BlackNYQueensH, JV, PManslaughter10 to 30 years19931998FCP/FA
ColeChristopher19WhiteFLHillsboroughH, NCPR, WH, NW, WTManslaughter15 years19972001P/FAOM
ConleyDonna31WhiteOHPerryCV, F, H, NC, SBSManslaughter13 years20032007F/MFEILD
CraigheadMark38BlackMIWayneH, IOOF, WH, NW, INT, PJManslaughter5 years and 4 months to 17 years20022022FCP/FAOM
DavalosLuis16HispanicCALos AngelesH, JV, POF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter12 years19962001P/FAOM
DeForgePaul45WhiteFLPalm BeachH, NC, PManslaughterNot sentenced19891989F/MFEILD
DziubakRichard Paul34WhiteMNRamseyH, NC, PManslaughter6 years and 9 months19871989P/FAF/MFE
Engberg-LehmerTeresa24WhiteIAPottawattamieCV, F, H, NC, P, SBSManslaughter15 years19971998F/MFE
EngesserOakley41WhiteSDMeadeHOF, WHManslaughter25 years20012015OMILD
FritzJudith35WhitePALehighF, HManslaughter3 years19951997MWIDF/MFEILD
GarrettPaul Shane26WhiteTNDavidsonCIU, H, IO, JI, P, SAPR, OF, NW, KP, INT, PJManslaughter15 years20032021DNAFCP/FAOMILD
GathersVanessa33BlackNYKingsCIU, F, HManslaughter5 to 15 years19982016FC
GentryJacob27WhiteNJSussexH, NCPR, NWManslaughter30 years20112016OM
GondorRobert24WhiteOHPortageCDC, H, SAPR, WHManslaughter10 to 25 years19902007P/FAF/MFEOMILD
HarrisPatrick39WhiteLABossierH, NCManslaughter39 years20192021F/MFE
HostetlerDaniel18WhiteKYHartH, IO, NC, PPR, WHManslaughter13 years20132019FCOMILD
JamesErnestine42Native AmericanF-WA(Western)FED, F, HManslaughterProbation19951999
KingSusan38WhiteKYSpencerF, H, IO, POF, NW, PJManslaughter10 years20082014P/FAF/MFEOM
KrauseJason39WhiteAZYavapaiH, IOManslaughter10 years and 6 months19962017FCF/MFEILD
LeeKoua Fong28AsianMNRamseyCV, H, IOManslaughter8 years20072010ILD
LehmerJoel32WhiteIAPottawattamieCV, H, NC, P, SBSManslaughter15 years19971998F/MFE
MartinKevin17BlackDCCDC, H, IO, JV, P, SAPR, NWManslaughter15 to Life19842014DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
McGuffinNicholas18WhiteORCoosCV, H, IOPR, FA, WH, NW, PJManslaughter10 years20112019DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
MenendezCeaser22HispanicCALos AngelesH, POF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter12 years19962001P/FAOM
MillerThomas19WhiteFLHillsboroughH, NCPR, WH, NW, WTManslaughter15 years19972001P/FAOM
MooreLaurie33WhiteMIOtsegoHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTManslaughter7 to 15 years19871991P/FAOM
OrtizJosue22HispanicNYErieH, PPR, WHManslaughter25 years20062015DNAFCOM
PeelJohn18WhiteFLPinellasCV, H, NC, P, SBSFA, NWManslaughter10 years20002002F/MFEOM
PitmanPerman34BlackNJCamdenH, PPR, WHManslaughter5 years20072010P/FAOM
RalstonSean18WhiteMAMiddlesexCV, H, NC, SBSManslaughter10 to 15 years19891992FCF/MFEILD
RigelSierra17WhiteORCurryF, H, JV, NCManslaughterCommunity service20112014ILD
RobertsLisa37BlackORMultnomahF, H, PPR, WHManslaughter15 years20042014DNAF/MFEOMILD
SailorsGerald46WhiteINHuntingtonH, NCPR, NWManslaughter22 years19911993F/MFEOMILD
ShakirovMansur28WhiteILMcLeanH, NCManslaughter4 years20142018
Silva, Sr.Juan43HispanicWIMilwaukeeH, PManslaughter5 years20142015FC
TerensDaniel27WhiteWIManitowocCV, H, SAManslaughter20 years19911993FCP/FAILD
WeitzelRobert39WhiteUTDavisH, NCManslaughter1 to 15 years20002002F/MFE
WilliamsJerron31BlackFLMiami-DadeCV, HPR, WHManslaughter50 years20132015MWIDOM
WilliamsRonald44BlackMIWayneHManslaughter10 to 20 years20102013MWIDILD
Woodside, Jr.Gary20WhiteNYJeffersonH, JIOF, NW, INTManslaughter1 1/3 to 4 years19892007FCP/FAOM
YellRobert27WhiteKYLoganA, CV, H, IO, NCManslaughter52 years20062019F/MFE
ZimmerWalter40WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJManslaughter50 years19982011DNAP/FAF/MFEOM