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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.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AlexanderMalcolm19BlackLAJeffersonIO, SAPR, OF, NW, PJSexual AssaultLife without parole19802018DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
BallardJarvis18BlackLASt. BernardCDC, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJSexual AssaultLife without parole19992021DNA*MWIDFCP/FAOMILD
BibbinsGene29BlackLALA ParishCV, IO, SAPR, FA, WH, NW, PJChild Sex AbuseLife19872003DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
BrownDennis16BlackLASt. TammanyIO, SAOF, WH, NW, INTSexual AssaultLife19852005DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOM
BrownNathan23BlackLAJeffersonIO, SASexual Assault25 years19972014DNAMWIDILD
Castro SantosDarvin20HispanicLASt. BernardIOPR, OF, PJRobbery50 years20122021DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
CharlesClyde26BlackLATerrebonneSASexual AssaultLife19821999DNAMWIDF/MFE
CocoAllen26BlackLACalcasieuIO, SASexual AssaultLife19972006DNAMWID
FloydJohn31WhiteLAOrleansH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19822018DNA*FCP/FAOM
HayesTravis17BlackLAJeffersonH, IOPR, WHMurderLife19982007DNAFCOM
HillDarrin26BlackLAOrleansIO, SASexual AssaultCommitted to mental hospital19992012DNA*MWID
JacksonWillie17BlackLAJeffersonSASexual Assault40 years19892006DNAMWIDF/MFE
JamesHenry20BlackLAJeffersonSASexual AssaultLife without parole19822011DNAMWIDILD
JohnsonAnthony27BlackLAWashingtonH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19862010DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonRickey26BlackLASabineIO, SASexual AssaultLife without parole19832008DNAMWID
LewisRyan15BlackLAOrleansCVAttempted MurderNot sentenced20042007DNA*MWID
MatthewsRyan17BlackLAJeffersonCDC, HPR, WHMurderDeath19992004DNAMWIDP/FAOM
SmithKaliegh31BlackLAOrleansCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole20102021DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
ThibodeauxDamon21WhiteLAJeffersonCV, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurderDeath19972012DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOM
WilliamsMichael Anthony16BlackLAJacksonIO, SASexual AssaultLife without parole19812005DNAMWID
WillisCalvin21BlackLACaddoCV, IO, SAOF, WH, NWChild Sex AbuseLife without parole19822003DNAMWIDOM