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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 two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

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: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

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.

OM Tags
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AndersonMarvin18BlackVAHanoverIOSexual AssaultLife19822002DNAMWID
BarbourBennett22BlackVAJames CityIOSexual Assault10 years19782012DNAMWID
BurnetteVictor26WhiteVARichmond CitySexual Assault20 years19792009DNAMWIDF/MFE
CokerEdgar15BlackVAStaffordCV, NC, P, IOSexual Assault1 year and 5 months20072014P/FAILD
CrittleYvonne24WhiteVANewport News CityCV, F, NCSexual Assault7 years19881997P/FA
CunninghamCalvin Wayne26BlackVANewport News CitySexual Assault16 years19812011DNAMWIDF/MFE
DavidsonWillie24BlackVANorfolk CitySexual Assault20 years19812005DNAMWIDF/MFE
DiamondGarry24WhiteVAPrince WilliamCV, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault15 years19772013DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HaynesworthThomas18BlackVARichmond CitySexual Assault74 years19842011DNAMWID
HonakerEdward33WhiteVANelsonIOPR, WHSexual AssaultLife19851994DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
LawtonSteven37BlackVANewport News CityCV, NCSexual Assault72 years19901997P/FA
McAlisterMichael29WhiteVARichmond CityIOSexual Assault35 years19862015MWID
RuffinJulius28BlackVANorfolk CitySexual AssaultLife19822003DNAMWID
Scott Winston19BlackVAFairfaxIOSexual Assault14 years19762019DNAMWID
SnyderWalter20BlackVAArlingtonIOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJSexual Assault45 years19861993DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
TalleyDell23BlackVAHenricoPR, OF, WHSexual AssaultNot sentenced19911991MWIDOMILD
ThurmanPhilip Leon29BlackVAAlexandria CitySexual Assault31 years19852005DNAMWID
WebbTroy19BlackVAVirginia BeachSexual Assault47 years19891996DNAMWIDF/MFE
WhitfieldArthur Lee26BlackVANorfolk CityOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault63 years19822009DNAMWIDOM
WilsonEric21WhiteVANorfolk CityCDCOF, WH, NW, WT, INTSexual Assault8 1/2 years19992017FCP/FAOM