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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 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 STATE 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 go here (hyperlink) to download our data as a spreadsheet.

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:

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: Perju​ry By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

DNA:Post-conviction DNA testing was conducted and contributed to the exoneration.​​​
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​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
Count= 41
AdamsKenneth21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder75 years19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
AlmendarezArthur19HispanicILCookA, CDC, H, IO, NCOF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19902022FCP/FAF/MFEOM
AmorWilliam39WhiteILDuPageA, H, IO, NCMurder45 years19972018FCF/MFE
CruzRolando19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JI, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
DavisAndre19BlackILChampaignCV, H, IO, SAMurderLife19812012DNAP/FAF/MFE
DavisLavelle20BlackILKaneHMurder45 years19972009P/FAF/MFE
Del PreteJennifer31WhiteILWillCV, F, H, NC, SBSPR, WHMurder20 years20052022F/MFEOMILD
DowalibyDavid31WhiteILCookCV, HMurder45 years19901992MWIDF/MFE
GalvanJohn18HispanicILCookA, CDC, H, IO, NCOF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19892022MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
GrayAdam14WhiteILCookA, CIU, H, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19962017MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INTMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HernandezAlejandro19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JI, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HesterLee Arthur14BlackILCookCIU, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder55 years19612019FCP/FAF/MFEOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, BM, CDC, H, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HillRobert36BlackILCookCDC, H, IOMurder70 years20122021P/FAF/MFEILD
HobleyMadison26BlackILCookA, CV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderDeath19902003MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
JacksonJeremy16BlackILCookCDC, HOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder50 years20022022FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
JimersonVerneal25BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19851996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JonesRonald34BlackILCookH, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurderDeath19891999DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOM
KluppelbergJames18WhiteILCookA, CIU, CV, H, IO, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INTMurderLife19892012FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LawsonCarl23BlackILSt. ClairCV, HMurderDeath19901996F/MFEILD
LiebichRandy22WhiteILDupageCV, H, IOMurder65 years20042019F/MFEILD
LinscottSteven26WhiteILCookH, SAPR, NW, PLMurder40 years19821992DNAFCF/MFEOM
MunozCesar21HispanicILCookH, NCMurder45 years20002013F/MFEILD
NanezFrancisco21HispanicILCookA, CDC, H, IO, NCOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole19902022FCP/FAF/MFEOM
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, H, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
OllinsLarry16BlackILCookCDC, H, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconH, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNAP/FAF/MFE
Patterson Maurice35BlackILCookH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJ, PLMurder30 years20032010DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
PursleyPatrick28BlackILWinnebagoCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19942019P/FAF/MFEOM
RaingeWillie20BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JI, SAOF, NW, INTMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
SanchezJesus18HispanicILCookCDC, HPR, OF, NW, INTMurder45 years20142018FCP/FAF/MFEOM
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, H, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SmithRobert38BlackILCookHPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19902020FCP/FAF/MFEOM
StrongJason24WhiteILLakeCDC, CIU, H, IOOF, NW, INTMurder46 years20002015FCP/FAF/MFEOM
TillmanMichael20BlackILCookCDC, H, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PLMurderLife19862010FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
TylerSean17BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurder5819952021FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsHerman29WhiteILLakeH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19942022DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, BM, CDC, H, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM