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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 column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

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:

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.

Race
Tags
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AbernathyChristopher17WhiteILCookCIU, CV, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AdamsKenneth21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurder75 years19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
AndersenDaniel19WhiteILCookH, IOMurder55 years19822015DNA*FCP/FAOM
BaileyKevin19BlackILCookCDC, H, IOMurder80 years19902018DNA*FCP/FAOM
BarrJonathan14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, IOMurder85 years19972011DNAP/FAOM
BatchelorCorey19BlackILCookCDC, H, IOMurder30 years19912018DNA*FCP/FAOM
BradfordMarcellius17BlackILCookCDC, PKidnapping12 years19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
Brooks, Jr.Claude35BlackILCookCVChild Sex Abuse22 years20002013DNA*P/FA
BullockRonnie27BlackILCookCVChild Sex Abuse60 years19841994DNAMWID
CageDean 28BlackILCookCV, IOChild Sex Abuse40 years19962008DNAMWID
CariniWilliam28WhiteILLakeCIUSexual Assault26 years19922017DNA*MWID
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IOMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
CruzRolando19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAOM
DavisAndre19BlackILChampaignCV, H, IOMurderLife19812012DNA*P/FAF/MFE
DominguezAlejandro16HispanicILLakeSexual Assault9 years19902002DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
DotsonGary20WhiteILCookCV, NCSexual Assault25 to 50 years19791989DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
EvansMichael17BlackILCookCV, H, IOMurderLife19762003DNAMWIDFCOM
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
GillardLarry22BlackILCookIOSexual Assault24 years19822009DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
GonzalezAngel20HispanicILLakeCIU, IOSexual Assault55 years19952015DNAMWIDFCOM
GrayDavid A. 25BlackILMadisonJIAttempted Murder60 years19781999DNAMWIDP/FAOM
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HardenJames16BlackILCookCDC, CV, HMurder80 years19952011DNAP/FAOM
HernandezAlejandro19HispanicILDuPageCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19851995DNAFCP/FAOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM
HollandDana25BlackILCookIOSexual Assault90 years19972003DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HollandDana25BlackILCookIOAttempted Murder28 years19952003DNA*P/FA
JimersonVerneal25BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19851996DNAMWIDP/FAOM
JohnsonRichard31BlackILCookSexual Assault36 years19921996DNAMWIDILD
JonesRonald34BlackILCookHMurderDeath19891999DNAMWIDFCOM
LinscottSteven26WhiteILCookHMurder40 years19821992DNAFCF/MFEOM
LyonsMarcus29BlackILDuPageSexual Assault6 years19882007DNAMWIDOM
MaxsonMark31BlackILCookCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19942016DNAFCP/FAOM
MillerJerry23BlackILCookIOSexual Assault45 years19822007DNAMWIDOM
NashAlprentiss20BlackILCookCDC, CIU, HMurder80 years19972012DNA*MWIDP/FA
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
OllinsLarry16BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconH, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNA*P/FAF/MFE
Patterson Maurice35BlackILCookH, IOMurder30 years20032010DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
PendletonMarlon35BlackILCookIOSexual Assault20 years19962006DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RaingeWillie20BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderLife19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ReynoldsDonald20BlackILCookSexual Assault69 years19881997DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RichardsonHarold16BlackILCookCDC, HMurder40 years19972012DNAFCP/FAOM
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JIMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
RollinsLafonso17BlackILCookSexual Assault75 years19942004DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOMILD
SaundersMichael15BlackILCookCDC, HMurder40 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, HMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SavoryJohnnie14BlackILPeoriaCV, H, IOMurder50 to 100 years19772015DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
SharpShainne16BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, PMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
StarksBennie26BlackILLakeIOSexual Assault60 years19862013DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SwiftTerrill17BlackILCookCDC, HMurder36 years19982012DNAFCP/FA
TaylorRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, HMurder80 years19972011DNAFCP/FAOM
Terry Paul17BlackILCookCV, H, IOMurderLife19772003DNAMWIDOM
ThamesVincent17BlackILCookCDC, H, PMurder30 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
VealRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, PMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FA
WardellBilly21BlackILCookSexual Assault69 years19881997DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JIMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WillisJohn42BlackILCookSexual AssaultLife19931999DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, CDC, HMurderLife without parole19942005DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOM