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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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AmiraultViolet59WhiteMAMiddlesexCSH, CV, F, NC, PHCW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse20 years19871998P/FAOMILD
BaumerJulie27WhiteMIMacombCV, F, IO, NC, SBSChild Abuse10 to 15 years20052010F/MFEILD
BecerraJeanie21WhiteKSShawneeF, M, NCOF, NW, PJAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
BolanderPatsy53WhiteTXHarrisF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation19921996P/FAOMILD
BriggsBrandy19WhiteTXHarrisCV, F, NC, P, SBSChild Abuse17 years20002006P/FAF/MFEILD
BrownDebra35WhiteUTCacheF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19952013F/MFEOMILD
CacySonia44WhiteTXPecosA, F, H, IO, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurder99 years19932017P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CampbellLori32BlackGADouglasFTheftProbation20052007MWIDILD
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
ChristophDayna16WhiteWASpokaneCV, F, IO, NC, POF, NW, INTChild Sex Abuse21 to 28 weeks19952000FCOMILD
CroyNorma Jean24Native AmericanCASiskiyouF, HMurderLife19791997ILD
CurleyCatina32BlackLAOrleansF, H, IO, NCMurderLife20072019ILD
DendelKatherine51WhiteMIJacksonF, H, NCMurder7 1/2 to 15 years20032017F/MFEILD
EarleMargaret21WhiteMAPlymouthCV, F, HMurderLife20052010ILD
EldridgeYvonne41WhiteCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003F/MFEILD
FritzJudith35WhitePALehighF, HManslaughter3 years19951997MWIDF/MFEILD
GlatfelterDesirae29BlackMIKentF, M, NCAssault1 year20172020P/FAILD
GonzalezKathleen24HispanicNEGageCDC, F, POF, NW, WTAccessory to Murder10 years19892009DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
GranberryRoxanne33WhiteF-VA(Eastern)CDC, FED, FDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162017P/FAILD
HallJennifer20WhiteMOCassA, F, NCArson3 years20012005F/MFEILD
HamiltonMarlina33BlackGADoughertyF, H, NCMurderLife20112020ILD
HarrisNicole23BlackILCookCIU, CV, F, H, IO, NCOF, WH, NW, INTMurder30 years20052013FCOMILD
HernandezMaria39HispanicF-TX(Western)FED, FDrug Possession or Sale17 years20042014ILD
HughesElicia32BlackMSHindsF, HPR, NWMurderLife20072007OMILD
JenkinsLaWanda48BlackMIWayneF, NCAssaultProbation20152019P/FAILD
JimersonTina23BlackARDallasCDC, F, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19922020P/FAOMILD
JonesBrenda49WhiteWIAdamsA, F, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJArson9 months20162018P/FAOMILD
JonesLydia Diane40BlackALJeffersonFDrug Possession or SaleLife without parole20002006ILD
KaundaAnnie46BlackTXWilliamsonF, NC, POther Nonviolent Felony6 months20042020ILD
LattaJacqueline27WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCPR, WH, PJMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LeathRaynella Dossett54WhiteTNKnoxF, H, NCOF, WHMurderLife20102017F/MFEOMILD
LobatoKirstin18WhiteNVClarkF, H, IO, JIMurder40 to 100 years20022017FCP/FAF/MFEILD
LovelessDebbie31WhiteTXRainsCV, F, HPR, WHMurderLife19891994DNA*F/MFEOMILD
MellenSusan42WhiteCALos AngelesF, H, IOPR, OF, WHMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
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
PettitLeona27WhiteOHVintonF, H, NCMurder15 to life19992001ILD
PihotaTina41WhiteTXBexarCIU, F, NC, POF, WH, NWAssaultProbation20092016P/FAOMILD
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
RigelSierra17WhiteORCurryF, H, NCManslaughterCommunity service20112014ILD
RobertsLisa37BlackORMultnomahF, H, PPR, WHManslaughter15 years20042014DNA*F/MFEOMILD
RodriguezDanielle21HispanicTXBexarCIU, F, M, NC, PDrug Possession or Sale48 days20152018ILD
SanchezYareli20HispanicTXHarrisF, M, PSolicitation10 days20112015ILD
SheldenDebra26WhiteNEGageCDC, F, PAccessory to Murder10 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEILD
SmigielskiAmy37WhiteMAHampdenF, NCWeapon Possession or Sale1 year and 6 months20092012ILD
SmithTammy32WhiteIAHumboldtCV, F, NCChild Abuse10 years20072011ILD
SommerCynthia28WhiteCASan DiegoF, HMurderLife20072008F/MFEILD
SpanDarlene39WhiteF-AZFED, F, NCOF, WHAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
StallingsPatricia24WhiteMOJeffersonCV, F, H, NCMurderLife19911991F/MFEILD
StonehouseCarol41WhitePAAlleghenyF, H, NCMurder7 to 14 years19831990ILD
SwainLorinda36WhiteMICalhounCV, F, IO, JI, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
TaylorAda JoAnn21WhiteNEGageCDC, F, H, POF, NW, WTMurder40 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, PPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
ThainLeeann40WhiteMIBerrienF, NCTheft90 days20112014ILD
ThomasCherice18BlackCALos AngelesF, HMurder25 to Life20092012P/FAILD
TiscarenoAbigail40HispanicUTSummitCV, F, NC, SBSPR, WHChild AbuseNot sentenced20042005FCF/MFEOMILD
VossKrystal28WhiteCOAlamosaCDC, CV, F, H, NC, SBSPR, WHMurder20 years20042017FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WareMelonie30BlackGADeKalbCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife20052009F/MFEILD
WeathingtonJennifer19WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
WilliamsEmmaline43BlackILCookCDC, CV, F, NCOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse12 years19861995FCP/FAOMILD
WilsonCarol Jean57BlackMIWayneF, NCForgeryProbation20112013P/FAILD
WosuJoy33BlackNYErieCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse25 years19932009P/FAF/MFEILD