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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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AceroLongino35HispanicCASanta ClaraNC, PSex Offender Registration2 years and 4 months19942006ILD
ArmstrongCraig40BlackILCookNC, PSex Offender Registration1 year20052018ILD
ArmstrongCraig46BlackILDuPageNC, PSex Offender Registration3 years20122016ILD
Bivens, Jr.Darrell Wayne33BlackTXCollinNC, PSex Offender Registration3 years20132013ILD
BrownJeffrey45WhiteINNobleNC, PSex Offender Registration6 months20112016ILD
ChessmanScott33WhiteOHMontgomeryNCSex Offender Registration3 years20092014
ChurchOllie44WhiteWAGrays HarborNCSex Offender Registration3 years and 7 months20112012ILD
CunninghamDean53WhiteTXCherokeeNC, PSex Offender Registration7 years20142015ILD
DauerChristopher35WhiteTXJonesNC, PSex Offender Registration5 years20132018ILD
EasonCorey23BlackILMcLeanNCSex Offender RegistrationNot sentenced20052005ILD
GayDonald56WhiteTXHarrisNC, PSex Offender Registration15 years20192021ILD
HarbinPhillip36WhiteTXDentonNC, PSex Offender Registration10 years20012009ILD
HartAnthony29WhiteMIHillsdaleNC, PSex Offender RegistrationProbation20132015ILD
HartAnthony30WhiteMIHillsdaleNC, PSex Offender Registration1 1/3 to 2 years20142015ILD
HenlyBrock44BlackOHFranklinNC, PSex Offender Registration90 days20032007ILD
Holmes IIICharles41WhiteCASan DiegoNC, PSex Offender Registration9 years20052014ILD
JohnsonAllen54BlackTXTaylorNC, PSex Offender Registration15 years20172023ILD
JordanDeJuan38BlackTXEl PasoNC, PSex Offender Registration2 years20152019ILD
JordanDeJuan40BlackTXEl PasoNC, PSex Offender Registration4 years20162019ILD
KayerBrian34AsianILLivingstonNC, PSex Offender Registration3 years20112015
KittermanShane34BlackILSt. ClairNCSex Offender RegistrationProbation20132018
KolhoffPaul36WhiteTXMitchellNC, PSex Offender Registration8 years20172020ILD
LaCroixJoseph29WhiteIDBonnevilleNC, PSex Offender Registration7 years20172023ILD
LaudigJessie36WhiteINMarionNCSex Offender Registration8 months and 10 days20182022
MackleyDavid51WhiteTXMcLennanNC, PSex Offender Registration7 years20172020ILD
NavarroJohn43WhiteF-TX(Western)FED, NC, PSex Offender Registration1 year and 9 months20192022ILD
NoblesGlen52BlackTXSabineNC, PSex Offender Registration10 years20132015ILD
Patterson, Jr.Ronnie31BlackMNHennepinNC, PSex Offender Registration1 year and 8 months20082012ILD
PopeGraylan51BlackTXDallasCIU, IO, NC, PSex Offender Registration180 days20142018ILD
RiveraSimon Angel24HispanicTXTravisNC, PSex Offender Registration2 years20022005ILD
SheltonJoseph40WhiteTXDallasNCSex Offender Registration5 years20012003
Shiflett, Jr.Guy53WhiteTXHuntNC, PSex Offender Registration4 years20162018ILD
Shiflett, Jr.Guy52WhiteTXDallasCIU, NC, PSex Offender Registration3 years20142020ILD
SwanaganLeonard54BlackGACobbNCSex Offender Registration1 year20112012ILD
Taylor IIIHomer51WhiteWAGrays HarborNCSex Offender Registration3 years and 7 months20102011ILD
WahlgrenRyun42AsianTXDallasCIU, NC, PSex Offender Registration2 years20152017ILD
WahlgrenRyun42AsianTXHarrisNC, PSex Offender Registration2 years20152017ILD
WheelerMichael51WhiteWAThurstonNC, PSex Offender Registration20 days20002015ILD
WheelerMichael61WhiteWAPierceNC, PSex Offender Registration1 year and 5 months20112013ILD
WilliamsGregory55BlackTXLubbockIO, NC, PSex Offender Registration2 years20182023ILD