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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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AdamsRandall Dale28WhiteTXDallasCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19771989MWIDP/FAOM
AmblerPeter24WhiteWIRockHMurderLife19871989P/FA
BeauchampFranklin27HispanicNYBronxCSH, CV, NC, SAOF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse25 to 75 years19861989P/FAOM
BlakeBryan22WhiteNYNew YorkHMurder25 to life19851989MWIDILD
BrockDonaldBlackILCookTheftNot sentenced19891989MWIDP/FA
BrownRobert42BlackILCookHMurder35 years19841989MWID
DeForgePaul45WhiteFLPalm BeachH, NC, PManslaughterNot sentenced19891989F/MFEILD
DotsonGary20WhiteILCookCV, NC, SAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault25 to 50 years19791989DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
DoveGayle41WhiteTXEl PasoCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19861989P/FAOM
DziubakRichard Paul34WhiteMNRamseyH, NC, PManslaughter6 years and 9 months19871989P/FAF/MFE
HoustonElton27BlackILCookHMurder35 years19841989MWID
JonesMelvin30BlackILCookHOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19831989FCP/FAOM
LumpkinsTodd27BlackNYKingsHOF, WHMurder24 to life19871989OM
MillerBenjamin42WhiteCTFairfieldCV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder25 years19731989FCOMILD
MontgomeryCarl44WhiteILMoultrieCDCBurglary/Unlawful Entry7 years19841989P/FAILD
MuellerWilliam24WhiteOHWarrenDrug Possession or Sale2 years19861989
NeelyTodd18WhiteFLMartinSAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTAttempted Murder15 years19871989MWIDOM
RichardsonJames Joseph31BlackFLDeSotoCV, H, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19681989P/FAOM
ScottScotty20WhiteARPulaskiHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder25 years19831989MWIDOM
ShreveThomas31WhiteNCOnslowM, NCThreatsProbation19881989
VasquezDavid36HispanicVAArlingtonH, P, SAMurder35 years19851989DNAMWIDFCF/MFE
VegaDamaso37HispanicNJMonmouthCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19821989P/FAOM
WilliamsAlfred53BlackTXHarrisNCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale30 years19871989P/FAOM
WilliamsJames50WhiteGAChathamH, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJMurderLife19821989P/FAOMILD