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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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AdamsKenneth21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurder75 years19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
AmorWilliam39WhiteILDuPageA, H, IO, NCMurder45 years19972018FCF/MFE
CruzRolando19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
DavisAndre19BlackILChampaignCV, H, IOMurderLife19812012DNA*P/FAF/MFE
DavisLavelle20BlackILKaneHMurder45 years19972009P/FAF/MFE
DowalibyDavid31WhiteILCookCV, HMurder45 years19901992MWIDF/MFE
GrayAdam14WhiteILCookA, CIU, H, NCMurderLife without parole19962017MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HernandezAlejandro19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HesterLee Arthur14BlackILCookCIU, H, IOMurder55 years19612019FCP/FAF/MFEOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
HobleyMadison26BlackILCookA, CV, HMurderDeath19902003MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
JimersonVerneal25BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19851996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
KluppelbergJames18WhiteILCookA, CIU, CV, H, IO, NCMurderLife19892012FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LawsonCarl23BlackILSt. ClairCV, HMurderDeath19901996MWIDF/MFEILD
LiebichRandy22WhiteILDupageCV, H, IOMurder65 years20042019F/MFEILD
LinscottSteven26WhiteILCookHMurder40 years19821992DNAFCF/MFEOM
MunozCesar21HispanicILCookH, NCMurder45 years20002013F/MFEILD
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
OllinsLarry16BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconH, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNA*P/FAF/MFE
Patterson Maurice35BlackILCookH, IOMurder30 years20032010DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
PursleyPatrick28BlackILWinnebagoCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19942019P/FAF/MFEOM
RaingeWillie20BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderLife19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JIMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
SanchezJesus18HispanicILCookCDC, HMurder45 years20142018FCP/FAF/MFEOM
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
StrongJason24WhiteILLakeCDC, CIU, H, IOMurder46 years20002015FCP/FAF/MFEOM
TillmanMichael20BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife19862010FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM