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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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BanksBrian16BlackCALos AngelesCV, NC, P, IO, SASexual Assault6 years20032012P/FA
BautistaJuan19HispanicCASan JoaquinCIU, CV, IOAttempted Murder40 to Life20112021MWIDP/FA
BenavidesVicente42HispanicCAKernCV, H, NC, SBS, SAPR, OF, FA, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderDeath19932018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BookerLarry30WhiteCAMercedCIU, CV, NC, P, SAChild Sex AbuseProbation19932017P/FA
CarrilloFranky16HispanicCALos AngelesCV, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19922011P/FAOM
CerranoDennis46WhiteCASolanoCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse6 years19982000P/FA
ChenBoping49AsianCASan MateoCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse14 years20062009P/FAILD
ColeyCraig31WhiteCAVenturaCIU, CV, HMurderLife without parole19802017DNA*F/MFE
CopithorneMichael36WhiteCANapaCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse5 years20122014P/FA
CourtneyUriah25WhiteCASan DiegoCIU, CV, IO, SASexual AssaultLife20062013DNAMWID
CoxRichard47WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, P, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex AbuseUnknown19851991P/FAOMILD
CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CrabtreeDarwin32WhiteCAButteCV, IO, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse16 years19912018P/FAOMILD
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
Dill, Jr.Wayne26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
EasleyEdward35WhiteCAShastaCV, IO, P, SAChild Sex Abuse10 years19932017P/FAF/MFE
EldridgeYvonne41WhiteCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003F/MFEILD
FaulknerKenneth39WhiteCAKernCV, NCKidnapping30 to Life20002003P/FA
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
ForsytheWayne28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
FranklinGeorge30WhiteCASan MateoCV, HPR, NWMurderLife19901996DNA*P/FAOM
GaliciaLuis21HispanicCASan DiegoCV, NC, SAOF, NW, INTChild Sex Abuse15 to Life20082011FCP/FAF/MFEOM
GraftonMarjorie52WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
GreenKevin Lee20WhiteCAOrangeCV, HMurder15 to Life19801996DNAMWID
HartJames Thomas43WhiteCANapaCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse12 years19902001P/FAILD
HubbardDonna Sue30WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
JimenezArturo18HispanicCALos AngelesCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder30 to life19952020MWIDP/FAOMILD
JohnsonZavion18BlackCASacramentoCIU, CV, H, IO, NC, SBSMurder25 to life20022018F/MFE
Jones, Jr.Luther50BlackCALakeCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse27 years19982016P/FA
KniffenBrenda29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
KniffenScott28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
LeaJoe24HispanicCASolanoCV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse16 to life20002009P/FA
LiaoYun Hseng44AsianCALos AngelesCV, NCAttempted MurderLife20032016ILD
LindFrank44WhiteCAFresnoCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse30 to life20022005P/FA
LoftusBrendan23WhiteCALakeCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse5 years19972000P/FA
MarshKenneth28WhiteCASan DiegoCV, H, NCMurder15 to Life19832004F/MFE
MartinezRodrigo22HispanicCAOrangeCV, HMurder25 to life20082014F/MFEILD
McCuanAlvin28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, SAOF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McCuanDeborah25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McSherryLeonard37WhiteCALos AngelesCV, SAChild Sex Abuse48 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFE
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
ModahlJeffrey29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse48 years19861999P/FAOM
MorenoDavid19HispanicCASolanoCDC, CV, HPR, WHMurderNot sentenced19982000P/FAOM
PachecoJustin18HispanicCASolanoCDC, CV, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurderNot sentenced19982000P/FAOM
PalomoTim28WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse14 years19851990P/FAOM
PayneGlenn28BlackCASanta ClaraCIU, CV, IO, NC, SACW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse27 years19902018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PerezJose19HispanicCAVenturaCIU, CV, PRobbery13 years20122019MWID
PickettDaniel43WhiteCAButteCV, NC, SAPR, WH, NW, PLChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20042004P/FAOM
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PittsRicky Lynn31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PohlschneiderLarry33WhiteCATehamaCV, IO, NC, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse24 years20012015P/FAF/MFEOMILD
QuindtDavid21WhiteCASacramentoCV, HMurderNot sentenced19992000MWID
RochaMario16HispanicCALos AngelesCV, HMurder35 to Life19982008MWIDILD
Rollins, IVOfford17BlackCAKernCV, HPR, NWMurder29 to life19921996MWIDF/MFEOM
RosePeter37WhiteCASan JoaquinCV, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse27 years19952005DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
SelfGrant31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse31 years19852008P/FAOM
SmithJohn Edward18BlackCALos AngelesCV, H, IOOF, WHMurderLife19942012P/FAOMILD
StollJohn41WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, IO, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse40 years19852004P/FAOM
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, P, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
VargasLuis29HispanicCALos AngelesCV, IO, SAOF, WHSexual Assault55 years19992015DNAMWIDOM
WeimerHoward57WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, NC, SAOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse42 years19852005P/FAOM
WilliamsRichard18BlackCASacramentoCV, HPR, OF, NW, WTMurderLife without parole19982015MWIDOMILD
Williams, Jr.Johnny23BlackCAAlamedaCV, IO, SAOF, NWChild Sex Abuse16 years20002013DNAMWIDFCOM