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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
Count= 67
BrownDebra35WhiteUTCacheF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19952013F/MFEOMILD
BrownJoyce Ann33BlackTXDallasF, H, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KPMurder25 to Life19801990MWIDP/FAOM
BryanSheila43WhiteGAColquittA, F, H, NCMurderLife19982000F/MFE
BunchKristine21WhiteINDecaturA, CV, F, H, IO, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurder60 years19962012P/FAF/MFEOM
ButlerSabrina18BlackMSLowndesCV, F, H, NCPR, NWMurderDeath19901995FCF/MFEOM
CacySonia44WhiteTXPecosA, F, H, IO, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurder99 years19932017P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CanenLana43WhiteINElkhartF, HFA, NWMurder55 years20052012P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CashElgerie45WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
ChoyFrances17AsianMAPlymouthA, CDC, F, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole20112020FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CroyNorma Jean24Native AmericanCASiskiyouF, HMurderLife19791997ILD
CurleyCatina32BlackLAOrleansF, H, IO, NCMurderLife20072019ILD
DebelbotAshley23BlackGAMuscogeeCV, F, H, IO, JI, NCPR, WH, NWMurderLife20092021P/FAF/MFEOMILD
DeJacLynn30WhiteNYErieCV, F, H, JI, NCMurder25 years19942008DNA*P/FA
DendelKatherine51WhiteMIJacksonF, H, NCMurder7 1/2 to 15 years20032017F/MFEILD
EarleMargaret21WhiteMAPlymouthCV, F, HMurderLife20052010ILD
EdmundsAudrey34WhiteWIDaneCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurder18 years19962008F/MFE
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INTMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIPR, WHMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HamiltonMarlina33BlackGADoughertyF, H, NCMurderLife20112020ILD
HarrisNicole23BlackILCookCIU, CV, F, H, IO, NCOF, WH, NW, INTMurder30 years20052013FCOMILD
HaydenCourtney24WhiteTXNuecesF, H, NCPR, WHMurder40 years20152018F/MFEOM
HockersmithLetha Jean31WhiteOKTulsaCV, F, H, SBSMurderLife19941999F/MFE
HughesElicia32BlackMSHindsF, HPR, NWMurderLife20072007OMILD
JimersonTina23BlackARDallasCDC, F, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19922020P/FAOMILD
JohnsonSophia23OtherWAClarkCDC, F, HMurder43 years20032005P/FA
Karibi-IkirikoAbere27BlackMDPrince George'sF, H, NCMurder15 years20052007
KillianGloria35WhiteCASacramentoCDC, F, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurder32 to Life19862002P/FAOM
LaBatteBeth24WhiteWIKewauneeF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19972006DNA*FCP/FA
LattaJacqueline27WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCPR, WH, PJMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LeathRaynella Dossett54WhiteTNKnoxF, H, NCOF, WHMurderLife20102017F/MFEOMILD
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LinehanMechele23WhiteAKAnchorageF, HPR, OF, WHMurder99 years20072012OM
LobatoKirstin18WhiteNVClarkF, H, IO, JIMurder40 to 100 years20022017FCP/FAF/MFEILD
LongKimberly27WhiteCARiversideF, H, IOMurder15 to life20052021DNA*ILD
LovelessDebbie31WhiteTXRainsCV, F, HPR, WHMurderLife19891994DNA*F/MFEOMILD
MastersonKerry23HispanicILCookCDC, F, H, IOOF, NW, WTMurder58 years20112017MWIDP/FAOM
MawsonKimberly32WhiteRIKentCDC, CV, F, HMurder35 years20072012P/FA
MellenSusan42WhiteCALos AngelesF, H, IOPR, OF, WHMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
MilkeDebra25WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, CV, F, HPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19902015FCP/FAOM
MonroeBeverly54WhiteVAPowhatanF, H, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder22 years19922003FCP/FAF/MFEOM
MowbrayFreda Susie39WhiteTXCameronF, H, NCMurderLife19881998P/FAF/MFE
MurphyMichelle17Native AmericanOKTulsaCV, F, H, IOPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19952014DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
MurrayLacresha11BlackTXTravisCV, F, HPR, OF, NW, INTMurder20 years19962001FCF/MFEOMILD
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCPR, NWMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
OvertonHannah29WhiteTXNuecesCV, F, H, NCPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife without parole20072015F/MFEOMILD
PavlinacLaverne57WhiteORMultnomahF, HMurder10 to Life19911995FC
PeakCarolyn June39WhiteAZPimaF, HPR, WHMurderNot sentenced20002003OM
PettitLeona27WhiteOHVintonF, H, NCMurder15 to life19992001ILD
PinedaLisa26HispanicCALos AngelesF, HMurder40 to life20052009
ReaJulie28WhiteILLawrenceCV, F, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurder65 years20022006P/FAOM
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
SommerCynthia28WhiteCASan DiegoF, HMurderLife20072008F/MFEILD
StallingsPatricia24WhiteMOJeffersonCV, F, H, NCMurderLife19911991F/MFEILD
StonehouseCarol41WhitePAAlleghenyF, H, NCMurder7 to 14 years19831990ILD
TannerHattie35BlackMICalhounF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole20002018FCP/FAF/MFEOM
TaylorAda JoAnn21WhiteNEGageCDC, F, H, POF, NW, WTMurder40 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ThomasCherice18BlackCALos AngelesF, HMurder25 to Life20092012P/FAILD
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCPR, WHMurder18 to life19931997OM
TysonBetty24BlackNYMonroeCDC, F, HOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurder25 to Life19731998FCP/FAOM
VossKrystal28WhiteCOAlamosaCDC, CV, F, H, NC, SBSPR, WHMurder20 years20042017FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WareMelonie30BlackGADeKalbCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife20052009F/MFEILD
WatkinsCathy27BlackNYBronxF, H, IOMurder25 to life19972012P/FA
WeathingtonJennifer19WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
WeaverMary41WhiteIAMarshallCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife without parole19941997P/FAF/MFE
WeimerCrystal23WhitePAFayetteCDC, F, H, IO, JIPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurder15 to 30 years20062016P/FAF/MFEOM
WinfreyMegan16WhiteTXSan JacintoF, HMurderLife20082013F/MFE
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM