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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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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= 140
AdamsSandra29BlackNYMonroeF, M, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMenacingNot sentenced19981999P/FAOM
AllenCrystal22BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072022P/FAOM
AllenCrystal22BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072022P/FAOM
AmiraultViolet59WhiteMAMiddlesexCSH, CV, F, NC, PH, SACW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse20 years19871998P/FAOMILD
BaillieNissa20WhiteFLHillsboroughF, H, NCPR, WH, NW, WTManslaughter15 years19972001P/FAOM
BakerTameeka33BlackNYNew YorkF, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20172018P/FAOM
BallardFrances54WhiteTNShelbyCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, KP, WTChild Sex Abuse5 years19871993P/FAF/MFEOM
BarnesLaritaWhiteF-OK(Northern)FED, F, NCOF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale10 years20082009P/FAF/MFEOM
BealTeshama22BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20052022P/FAOM
BecerraJeanie21WhiteKSShawneeF, M, NCOF, NW, PJAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
BeridonCheryl23BlackLATerrebonneF, NCPR, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleLife19792003P/FAOM
BlydenMalisha22BlackNYBronxCDC, FPR, WHAttempted Murder40 years20072014MWIDP/FAOM
BolanderPatsy53WhiteTXHarrisF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation19921996P/FAOMILD
BonnersCatrina24BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072021P/FAOM
BostickYeidja21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCV, F, HOF, WH, NW, PJManslaughter5 to 10 years19901993P/FAF/MFEOM
BrownDebra35WhiteUTCacheF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19952013F/MFEOMILD
BrownJoyce Ann33BlackTXDallasF, H, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KPMurder25 to Life19801990MWIDP/FAOM
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
CanenLana43WhiteINElkhartCDC, F, HPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder55 years20052012P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CarrJohnetta16BlackKYJeffersonCDC, F, H, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter20 years20082019DNA*P/FAOM
ChoyFrances17AsianMAPlymouthA, CDC, F, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole20112020FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ChristophDayna16WhiteWASpokaneCV, F, IO, NC, P, SAOF, NW, INTChild Sex Abuse21 to 28 weeks19952000FCOMILD
ColemanLaurarence43BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale1 year and 6 months20082022P/FAOM
CooperMarilyn37BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 days20002003P/FAOM
CopelandNicole32WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FPR, NWFraud24 days20102016OM
CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CraigSandra37BlackMDHowardCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse10 years19871991P/FAOM
CunninghamConnie43WhiteWAChelanCDC, CSH, CV, F, IO, NC, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse46 years and 6 months19941997P/FAOM
DebelbotAshley23BlackGAMuscogeeCV, F, H, IO, JI, NCPR, WH, NWMurderLife20092021P/FAF/MFEOMILD
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
DoggettCarol36WhiteWAChelanCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse10 years and 10 months19952000P/FAOM
DoveGayle41WhiteTXEl PasoCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19861989P/FAOM
Draper-RobertsDawn50WhiteUTSalt LakeF, M, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation20142017P/FAOM
DunnElisa38WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FPR, NWFraudProbation20102016OM
ElsayedJessica21WhiteILCookF, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122013P/FAOM
EnriquezDanielle28HispanicILDuPageF, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20112013P/FAOM
EskewJasmine21WhiteMTCascadeCV, FOF, NW, INTChild Abuse5 years20142017FCOM
EverettIdella41WhiteWAChelanCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, P, SAOF, CW, NW, WT, INTChild Sex Abuse4 years and 8 months19941998FCP/FAOM
FisherChristine23BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20042022P/FAOM
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
FranceGeneva22BlackF-OH(Northern)FED, FOF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale10 years20062007MWIDP/FAOM
FryVickie25BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20002003P/FAOM
GlennClarissa34BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleProbation20062016P/FAOM
GonzalezKathleen24HispanicNEGageCDC, F, P, SAOF, NW, WTAccessory to Murder10 years19892009DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
GoreeErica31BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20062022P/FAOM
GraftonMarjorie52WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INTMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
GreenDebra31BlackILCookF, M, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20102011P/FAOM
GreenDoris34WhiteWAChelanCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, SAOF, NW, WT, INTChild Sex Abuse23 years19951999FCP/FAOM
GreshamLakiya26BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20052022P/FAOM
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIPR, WHMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HarrisNicole23BlackILCookCIU, CV, F, H, IO, NCOF, WH, NW, INTMurder30 years20052013FCOMILD
HaydenCourtney24WhiteTXNuecesF, H, NCPR, WHMurder40 years20152018F/MFEOM
HintzMarcia44WhitePAPhiladelphiaF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale5 to 10 years20092014P/FAOM
HubbardDonna Sue30WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
HughesElicia32BlackMSHindsF, HPR, NWMurderLife20072007OMILD
JerniganRachel30HispanicF-AZFED, FOF, WHRobbery14 years20012008MWIDOM
JimersonTina23BlackARDallasCDC, F, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19922020P/FAOMILD
JohnsonLatisha18BlackNYBronxCDC, FPR, OF, WH, NW, INTAttempted Murder40 years20072014MWIDFCP/FAOM
JohnsonTrinere18BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20082021P/FAOM
JonesBrenda49WhiteWIAdamsA, F, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJArson9 months20162018P/FAOMILD
KellerFrances41WhiteTXTravisCDC, CIU, CSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse48 years19922017P/FAF/MFEOM
KellyDenise27BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale1 year20002003P/FAOM
KillianGloria35WhiteCASacramentoCDC, F, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurder32 to Life19862002P/FAOM
KingSusan38WhiteKYSpencerF, H, IO, POF, NW, PJManslaughter10 years20082014P/FAF/MFEOM
KingeShirley54BlackNYTompkinsA, FOF, WH, NW, PJArson18 to 44 years19901992P/FAF/MFEOM
KniffenBrenda29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
LattaJacqueline27WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCPR, WH, PJMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LeaksMarie44BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20072022P/FAOM
LeathRaynella Dossett54WhiteTNKnoxF, H, NCOF, WHMurderLife20102017F/MFEOMILD
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LewisCatherine35WhiteVAAppomattoxF, NCPR, WHFraudNot sentenced20192021P/FAOM
LewisGloria64WhiteVAAppomattoxF, NCPR, WHFraudNot sentenced20192021P/FAOM
LinehanMechele23WhiteAKAnchorageF, HPR, OF, WHMurder99 years20072012OM
LovelessDebbie31WhiteTXRainsCV, F, HPR, WHMurderLife19891994DNA*F/MFEOMILD
MastersonKerry23HispanicILCookCDC, F, H, IOOF, NW, WTMurder58 years20112017MWIDP/FAOM
Mata Laura21HispanicTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale5 years19992003P/FAOM
McCuanDeborah25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McDonaldOctayvia17BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20052018P/FAOM
MellenSusan42WhiteCALos AngelesF, H, IOPR, OF, WHMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22WhiteNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NC, SACW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAOM
MilkeDebra25WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, CV, F, HPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19902015FCP/FAOM
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
MonroeBeverly54WhiteVAPowhatanF, H, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder22 years19922003FCP/FAF/MFEOM
MoralesMelissa37WhiteFLMartinF, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale6 months20182019P/FAOM
MowbrayFreda Susie39WhiteTXCameronF, H, NCFA, PJMurderLife19881998F/MFEOM
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
NewellLolita24BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale2 years20052022P/FAOM
O'DellKaren37WhiteFLManateeF, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleCommunity service19982000P/FAOM
OdomTeresa52WhiteFLJacksonF, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20182018P/FAOM
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCPR, NWMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
OvertonHannah29WhiteTXNuecesCV, F, H, NCPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife without parole20072015F/MFEOMILD
PeakCarolyn June39WhiteAZPimaF, HPR, WHMurderNot sentenced20002003OM
PihotaTina41WhiteTXBexarCIU, F, NC, POF, WH, NWAssaultProbation20092016P/FAOMILD
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
Ramirez-PowerHollie36WhiteLASt. TammanyF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJTraffic OffenseNot sentenced20182018P/FAOM
RayaAmany37WhiteF-VA(Western)FED, FPR, WHOther Nonviolent FelonyNot sentenced20202021OMILD
ReaJulie28WhiteILLawrenceCV, F, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurder65 years20022006P/FAOM
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
RichardsonJulie44WhiteCASan DiegoCDC, FPR, NW, PLDrug Possession or Sale1 year19992001P/FAOM
RobertsLisa37BlackORMultnomahF, H, PPR, WHManslaughter15 years20042014DNA*F/MFEOMILD
RocquemoreSharron29BlackILCookF, IO, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20172021P/FAOM
SahagunBlanca28HispanicCALos AngelesF, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale1 year19972000P/FAOM
SalazarFrances51HispanicAZMaricopaFPR, OF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale6 years20162018P/FAOM
SalcedoClaudia21HispanicILCookF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SalcedoGloria46HispanicILCookF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SalcedoTeresa17HispanicILCookF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SanchesShimira31HispanicTXHarrisCIU, F, NC, PPR, WHDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122016F/MFEOM
ScottRachel32BlackTXHarrisCIU, F, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20172020P/FAOM
SheltonFinaye23BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20002003P/FAOM
ShepardAnn33WhiteNCNew HanoverCDC, F, PHPR, WH, NW, KP, WTOther Violent Felony15 years19722012P/FAOM
SmithNancy35WhiteOHLorainCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse30 to 90 years19942022P/FAOM
SmithSarah19WhiteFLManateeF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale1 month19982000P/FAOM
SmithYolanda23BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale6 years20002003P/FAOM
SpanDarlene39WhiteF-AZFED, F, NCOF, WHAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
StricklandRomona23BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 days20002003P/FAOM
StubbsLeigh20WhiteMSLincolnF, IO, NCPR, WHAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
SwainLorinda36WhiteMICalhounCV, F, IO, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
TannerHattie35BlackMICalhounF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole20002018FCP/FAF/MFEOM
TaylorAda JoAnn21WhiteNEGageCDC, F, H, P, SAOF, NW, WTMurder40 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, P, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCPR, WHMurder18 to life19931997OM
TiscarenoAbigail40HispanicUTSummitCV, F, NC, SBSPR, WHChild AbuseNot sentenced20042005FCF/MFEOMILD
TullosNancy56WhiteF-CA(Southern)FED, F, NC, PPR, NWObstruction of JusticeNot sentenced20082010OM
TysonBetty24BlackNYMonroeCDC, F, HOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurder25 to Life19731998FCP/FAOM
VanceTammy31WhiteMSLincolnF, IO, NCPR, WHAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
VossKrystal28WhiteCOAlamosaCDC, CV, F, H, NC, SBSPR, WHMurder20 years20042017FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WatkinsJoyce39BlackTNDavidsonCIU, CV, F, H, IO, SAPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife19882022P/FAF/MFEOMILD
WatkinsKimberly31BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale1 year and 6 months20072022P/FAOM
WeimerCrystal23WhitePAFayetteCDC, F, H, IO, JIPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurder15 to 30 years20062016P/FAF/MFEOM
WhiteKizzie21BlackTXSwisherF, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale25 years20002003P/FAOM
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsAlberta48BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale10 years20002003P/FAOM
WilliamsEmmaline43BlackILCookCDC, CV, F, NC, SAOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse12 years19861995FCP/FAOMILD
WilliamsMichelle30BlackTXSwisherF, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale2 years20002003P/FAOM
WilsonKathryn Dawn22WhiteNCChowanCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19931997P/FAOM
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM