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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


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.


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: Witnes​s 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 !​

OM Tags
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AusbyJohn20BlackDCH, PH, SAMurderLife19722020F/MFE
Burner Troy17BlackDCH, IO, JVMurder30 to life19942020P/FA
ButlerDennis19BlackDCHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurder20 to life19712020P/FAF/MFEOM
DamienMichael27WhiteDCH, PHPR, WHMurder20 to Life19752005P/FAF/MFEOM
DewittSteven20BlackDCHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurder15 to Life19922006MWIDP/FAOM
EastridgeJoseph28WhiteDCHPR, WHMurder20 to Life19752005P/FAF/MFEOM
GatesDonald Eugene30BlackDCH, SAFA, NWMurder20 to Life19822009DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
GathersGary17BlackDCH, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJ, PLMurder36 to life19942015FCP/FAOMILD
GrandsonDwight17BlackDCH, JVPR, WHMurder42 years and 8 months20062011P/FAF/MFEOM
GuandiqueIngmar19HispanicDCH, JIPR, WH, NW, KPMurder60 years20102016P/FAOM
LongusMichael26BlackDCHOF, NW, WTMurder25 years20052013P/FAOM
MitchellKeith18BlackDCH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJ, PLMurder36 to life19942015P/FAOMILD
NelsonDerrieBlackDCHFA, WH, NW, PJMurder42 to Life19862022P/FAF/MFEOM
SousaJoseph26WhiteDCHPR, WHMurder20 to Life19752005P/FAF/MFEOM
TribbleSantae17BlackDCH, IO, JVMurder20 to Life19802012DNAP/FAF/MFE
WrightCleveland20BlackDCH, IOFA, WH, NW, PJMurder20 to Life19792014DNAP/FAF/MFEOM