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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

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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 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.

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

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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AdamsCheryl26WhiteMAEssexF, NC, PTheftProbation19891993P/FA
Aldrich, Jr.Robert41BlackMANorfolk  OF, WH, NW, PJTheft5 to 7 1/2 years20052006P/FAOM
ArteagaJose26HispanicCAOrangeM, PTheft116 days20162016DNAMWID
BjerklieDonna42WhiteNDBurleighF, NC, PTheftProbation20052006
BolanderPatsy53WhiteTXHarrisF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation19921996P/FAOMILD
BrockDonaldBlackILCookTheftNot sentenced19891989MWIDP/FA
CampbellLori32BlackGADouglasFTheftProbation20052007MWIDILD
Draper-RobertsDawn50WhiteUTSalt LakeF, M, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation20142017P/FAOM
FarnsworthRobert29WhiteMIJacksonNCTheftProbation19992000FC
GordonKenneth40BlackILCookNCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJTheft9 years20022008P/FAOM
GriffithJesse18WhiteTXLubbockIO, NC, PTheft1 year20032017P/FA
HansenLisa25WhiteMIKentF, NC, PTheftCommunity service20062006
JordanSam57BlackILCookTheft6 months20132019
LenoirThomas55BlackILCookNCTheft8 years and 6 months20172022P/FA
MelendezRenee29HispanicNYBronxFTheftNot sentenced20142014
MengloiMary30WhiteFLPalm BeachF, NCTheftProbation19901993P/FA
ReedPamela36WhiteINHendricksF, NCTheft4 days19971998
ThainLeeann40WhiteMIBerrienF, NCTheft90 days20112014ILD
TreadwayClinton21WhiteFLPolkTheft10 years20062012
WardJames34BlackOHFranklinTheft1 year19911993
WardMadeleine52WhiteILDuPageF, NCTheft6 years and 7 months20062008