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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.

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AlexanderMalcolm19BlackLAJeffersonIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19802018DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
BibbinsGene29BlackLALA ParishCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19872003DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
BrownDennis16BlackLASt. TammanyIOSexual AssaultLife19852005DNAMWIDFCF/MFEOM
BrownNathan23BlackLAJeffersonIOSexual Assault25 years19972014DNAMWIDILD
CharlesClyde26BlackLATerrebonneSexual AssaultLife19821999DNAMWIDF/MFE
CocoAllen26BlackLACalcasieuIOSexual AssaultLife19972006DNAMWID
FloydJohn31WhiteLAOrleansH, IOMurderLife without parole19822018DNA*FCP/FAOM
HayesTravis17BlackLAJeffersonH, IOMurderLife19982007DNAFCOM
HillDarrin26BlackLAOrleansIOSexual AssaultCommitted to mental hospital19992012DNA*MWID
JacksonWillie17BlackLAJeffersonSexual Assault40 years19892006DNAMWIDF/MFE
JamesHenry20BlackLAJeffersonSexual AssaultLife without parole19822011DNAMWIDILD
JohnsonAnthony27BlackLAWashingtonH, IOMurderLife19862010DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonRickey26BlackLASabineIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19832008DNAMWID
LewisRyan15BlackLAOrleansCVAttempted MurderNot sentenced20042007DNA*MWID
MatthewsRyan17BlackLAJeffersonCDC, HMurderDeath19992004DNAMWIDP/FAOM
ThibodeauxDamon21WhiteLAJeffersonCV, H, IOMurderDeath19972012DNAMWIDFCOM
WilliamsMichael Anthony16BlackLAJacksonIOSexual AssaultLife without parole19812005DNAMWID
WillisCalvin21BlackLACaddoCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife without parole19822003DNAMWIDOM