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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 !​

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Tags
OM Tags
Count= 15
Allen, Jr.George25BlackMOColeH, IO, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJMurder95 years19832013DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
BeaverAntonio30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIORobbery18 years19972007DNAMWID
BriscoeJohnny28BlackMOSt. LouisIO, SAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault45 years19832006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
ErbyLonnie31BlackMOSt. Louis CityCV, IO, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19862003DNAMWIDF/MFE
JohnsonLarry30BlackMOSt. Louis CityIO, SAPR, OF, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19842002DNAMWIDOM
KezerJoshua17WhiteMOScottH, JI, JVPR, WHMurder60 years19942009DNAMWIDP/FAOM
NashDonald39WhiteMODentHPR, OF, WH, NW, PLMurderLife without parole20092020DNAF/MFEOMILD
NelsonRobert20BlackMOJacksonIO, SASexual Assault70 years19842013DNAMWID
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIOF, WHMurderLife without parole20082010DNAP/FAOM
TerryAntoine17BlackMOColeCV, JV, NC, SAOF, NW, PJChild Sex Abuse7 years20082010DNAFCP/FAOM
ToneySteven35BlackMOSt. LouisIO, SAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19831996DNAMWIDOMILD
VillasanaArmand44HispanicMOGreeneNC, SAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultNot sentenced19992000DNAP/FAOM
WilkersonMike39WhiteMOJasperCV, P, SAOF, NWSexual AssaultCommitted to mental hospital20002017DNAMWIDFCOMILD
WoodsAnthony20BlackMOSt. Louis CityCV, SAChild Sex Abuse25 years19842005DNAMWIDF/MFE
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonSAPR, WHSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM