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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
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AbernathyChristopher17WhiteILCookCIU, CV, H, IO, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AdamsKenneth21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder75 years19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
AndersenDaniel19WhiteILCookH, IOOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder55 years19822015DNAFCP/FAOM
BaileyKevin19BlackILCookCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder80 years19902018DNAFCP/FAOM
BarrJonathan14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, IO, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurder85 years19972011DNAP/FAOM
BatchelorCorey19BlackILCookCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INTMurder30 years19912018DNAFCP/FAOM
BradfordMarcellius17BlackILCookCDC, JV, P, SAOF, FA, NW, INTKidnapping12 years19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
Brooks, Jr.Claude35BlackILCookCV, SAChild Sex Abuse22 years20002013DNAP/FA
BullockRonnie27BlackILCookCV, SAChild Sex Abuse60 years19841994DNAMWID
CageDean 28BlackILCookCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse40 years19962008DNAMWID
CariniWilliam28WhiteILLakeCIU, SASexual Assault26 years19922017DNAMWID
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
CruzRolando19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JI, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
DavisAndre19BlackILChampaignCV, H, IO, SAMurderLife19812012DNAP/FAF/MFE
DominguezAlejandro16HispanicILLakeJV, SAOF, WHSexual Assault9 years19902002DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
DotsonGary20WhiteILCookCV, NC, SAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault25 to 50 years19791989DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
EvansMichael17BlackILCookCV, H, IO, JV, SAPR, OF, WH, NWMurderLife19762003DNAMWIDFCOM
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
FultonJohn18BlackILCookCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurder31 years20062019DNAFCP/FAOMILD
Geralds, Jr.Hubert30BlackILCookH, SAMurderDeath19972000DNAFC
GillardLarry22BlackILCookIO, SAFA, WHSexual Assault24 years19822009DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
GonzalezAngel20HispanicILLakeCIU, IO, SAOF, NW, INTSexual Assault55 years19952015DNAMWIDFCOM
GonzalezNelson24HispanicILCookHOF, NW, WTMurder45 years19942022DNAMWIDOM
GrayDavid A. 25BlackILMadisonJI, SAPR, NWAttempted Murder60 years19781999DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JI, JV, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INTMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HardenJames16BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurder80 years19952011DNAP/FAOM
HernandezAlejandro19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JI, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, BM, CDC, H, JV, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HollandDana25BlackILCookIO, SAFA, WH, NWSexual Assault90 years19972003DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HollandDana25BlackILCookIO, SAAttempted Murder28 years19952003DNAP/FA
JimersonVerneal25BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19851996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonRichard31BlackILCookSASexual Assault36 years19921996DNAMWIDILD
JonesRonald34BlackILCookH, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurderDeath19891999DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOM
LinscottSteven26WhiteILCookH, SAPR, NW, PLMurder40 years19821992DNAFCF/MFEOM
LyonsMarcus29BlackILDuPageSAPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PLSexual Assault6 years19882007DNAMWIDOM
MaxsonMark31BlackILCookCIU, CV, H, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19942016DNAFCP/FAOM
MillerJerry23BlackILCookIO, SAFA, WH, NWSexual Assault45 years19822007DNAMWIDOM
MitchellAnthony17BlackILCookCDC, H, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurder31 years20062019DNAFCP/FAOMILD
NashAlprentiss20BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HMurder80 years19972012DNAMWIDP/FA
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
OllinsLarry16BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, 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
PendletonMarlon35BlackILCookIO, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault20 years19962006DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RaingeWillie20BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ReynoldsDonald20BlackILCookSAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault69 years19881997DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RichardsonHarold16BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurder40 years19972012DNAFCP/FAOM
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JI, SAOF, NW, INTMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
RollinsLafonso17BlackILCookJV, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, INTSexual Assault75 years19942004DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOMILD
SaundersMichael15BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurder40 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, H, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SavoryJohnnie14BlackILPeoriaCV, H, IO, JVOF, WH, NW, INTMurder50 to 100 years19772015DNAFCP/FAOMILD
SharpShainne16BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, JV, P, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
StarksBennie26BlackILLakeBM, IO, SAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault60 years19862013DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SwiftTerrill17BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, SAMurder36 years19982012DNAFCP/FA
TaylorRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurder80 years19972011DNAFCP/FAOM
TerryPaul17BlackILCookCV, H, IO, JV, SAPR, OF, WH, NWMurderLife19772003DNAMWIDOM
ThamesVincent17BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, P, SAOF, NW, INTMurder30 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
ThompsonGrover46BlackILJeffersonIO, PHOF, NW, WTAttempted Murder40 years19812019DNAMWIDOM
VealRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, JV, P, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
WardellBilly21BlackILCookSAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault69 years19881997DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
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
WillisJohn42BlackILCookSAPR, FA, WH, NW, PJSexual AssaultLife19931999DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, BM, CDC, H, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM