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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 column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

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:

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
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AdamsSandra29BlackNYMonroeF, M, NCMenacingNot sentenced19981999P/FAOM
AmiraultViolet59WhiteMAMiddlesexCSH, CV, F, NC, PHChild Sex Abuse20 years19871998P/FAOMILD
BaillieNissa20WhiteFLHillsboroughF, H, NCManslaughter15 years19972001P/FAOM
BakerTameeka33BlackNYNew YorkCIU, F, NC, PDrug Possession or Sale4 years20172018P/FAOM
BallardFrances54WhiteTNShelbyCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse5 years19871993P/FAF/MFEOM
BecerraJeanie21WhiteKSShawneeF, M, NCAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
BeridonCheryl23BlackLATerrebonneF, NCDrug Possession or SaleLife19792003P/FAOM
BlydenMalisha22BlackNYBronxCDC, FAttempted Murder40 years20072014MWIDP/FAOM
BolanderPatsy53WhiteTXHarrisF, NCTheftProbation19921996P/FAOMILD
BostickYeidja21BlackPAPhiladelphiaCV, F, HManslaughter5 to 10 years19901993P/FAF/MFEOM
BrownDebra35WhiteUTCacheF, H, IOMurderLife19952013F/MFEOMILD
BrownJoyce Ann33BlackTXDallasF, H, IO, JIMurder25 to Life19801990MWIDP/FAOM
BunchKristine21WhiteINDecaturA, CV, F, H, IO, NCMurder60 years19962012P/FAF/MFEOM
ButlerSabrina18BlackMSLowndesCV, F, H, NCMurderDeath19901995FCF/MFEOM
CacySonia44WhiteTXPecosA, F, H, IO, NCMurder9919932017P/FAF/MFEOMILD
ChristophDayna16WhiteWASpokaneCV, F, IO, NC, PChild Sex Abuse21 to 28 weeks19952000FCOMILD
CopelandNicole32WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FFraud24 days20102016OM
CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CraigSandra37BlackMDHowardCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19871991P/FAOM
CunninghamConnie43WhiteWAChelanCDC, CSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse46 years and 6 months19941997P/FAOM
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
DoggettCarol36WhiteWAChelanCSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years and 10 months19952000P/FAOM
DoveGayle41WhiteTXEl PasoCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19861989P/FAOM
Draper-RobertsDawn50WhiteUTSalt LakeF, M, NCTheftProbation20142017P/FAOM
DunnElisa38WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FFraudProbation20102016OM
ElsayedJessica21WhiteILCookF, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122013P/FAOM
EnriquezDanielle28HispanicILDuPageF, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20112013P/FAOM
EskewJasmine21WhiteMTCascadeCV, FChild Abuse5 years20142017FCOM
EverettIdella41WhiteWAChelanCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, PChild Sex Abuse4 years and 8 months19941998FCP/FAOM
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
GlennClarissa34BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20062016P/FAOM
GraftonMarjorie52WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
GrayPaula17BlackILCookF, H, JIMurder50 years19782002DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
GreenDebra31BlackILCookF, M, NCAssaultProbation20102011P/FAOM
GreenDoris34WhiteWAChelanCSH, CV, F, IO, NCChild Sex Abuse23 years19951999FCP/FAOM
HallPaula36WhiteMOChristianCDC, F, H, JIMurder20 years20092013P/FAOM
HarrisNicole23BlackILCookCIU, CV, F, H, IO, NCMurder30 years20052013FCOMILD
HaydenCourtney24WhiteTXNuecesF, H, NCMurder40 years20152018P/FAF/MFEOM
HubbardDonna Sue30WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
HughesElicia32BlackMSHindsF, HMurderLife20072007OMILD
JerniganRachel30HispanicF-AZFED, FRobbery14 years20012008MWIDOM
JohnsonLatisha18BlackNYBronxCDC, FAttempted Murder40 years20072014MWIDFCP/FAOM
JonesBrenda49WhiteWIAdamsA, F, NCArson9 months20162018P/FAOMILD
KellerFrances41WhiteTXTravisCDC, CIU, CSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse48 years19922017P/FAF/MFEOM
KillianGloria35WhiteCASacramentoCDC, F, HMurder32 to Life19862002P/FAOM
KingSusan38WhiteKYSpencerF, H, P, IOManslaughter10 years20082014P/FAF/MFEOM
KingeShirley54BlackNYTompkinsA, FArson18 to 44 years19901992P/FAF/MFEOM
KniffenBrenda29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
LattaJacqueline27WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LeathRaynella Dossett54WhiteTNKnoxF, H, NCMurderLife20102017F/MFEOMILD
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LinehanMechele23WhiteAKAnchorageF, HMurder99 years20072012OM
LovelessDebbie31WhiteTXRainsCV, F, HMurderLife19891994DNA*F/MFEOMILD
MastersonKerry23HispanicILCookCDC, F, H, IOMurder58 years20112017MWIDP/FAOM
McCuanDeborah25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McDonaldOctayvia17BlackILCookCIU, F, IO, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20052018P/FAOM
MellenSusan42WhiteCALos AngelesF, H, IOMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22WhiteNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAOM
MilkeDebra25WhiteAZMaricopaCDC, CV, F, HMurderDeath19902015FCP/FAOM
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
MonroeBeverly54WhiteVAPowhatanF, H, NCMurder22 years19922003FCP/FAF/MFEOM
MoralesMelissa37WhiteFLMartinF, NC, PDrug Possession or Sale6 months20182019P/FAOM
MurphyMichelle17Native AmericanOKTulsaCV, F, H, IOMurderLife without parole19952014DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
MurrayLacresha11BlackTXTravisCV, F, HMurder20 years19962001FCF/MFEOMILD
O'DellKaren37WhiteFLManateeF, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleCommunity service19982000P/FAOM
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
OvertonHannah29WhiteTXNuecesCV, F, H, NCMurderLife without parole20072015F/MFEOMILD
PeakCarolyn June39WhiteAZPimaF, HMurderNot sentenced20002003OM
PihotaTina41WhiteTXBexarCIU, F, NC, PAssaultProbation20092016P/FAOMILD
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
Ramirez-PowerHollie36WhiteLASt. TammanyF, NCTraffic OffenseNot sentenced20182018P/FAOM
ReaJulie28WhiteILLawrenceCV, F, H, IOMurder65 years20022006P/FAOM
ReasonoverEllen24BlackMOSt. LouisF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19831999P/FAOMILD
RichardsonJulie44WhiteCASan DiegoCDC, FDrug Possession or Sale1 year19992001P/FAOM
RobertsLisa37BlackORMultnomahF, H, PManslaughter15 years20042014DNA*F/MFEOMILD
SalcedoClaudia21HispanicILCookF, NCAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SalcedoGloria46HispanicILCookF, NCAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SalcedoTeresa17HispanicILCookF, NCAssaultProbation20052007P/FAOM
SanchesShimira31HispanicTXHarrisCIU, F, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122016F/MFEOM
SheldenDebra26WhiteNEGageCDC, F, H, PMurder10 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
ShepardAnn33WhiteNCNew HanoverCDC, F, PHOther Violent Felony15 years19722012P/FAOM
SmithSarah19WhiteFLManateeF, NCDrug Possession or Sale1 month19982000P/FAOM
SpanDarlene39WhiteF-AZFED, F, NCAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
StubbsLeigh20WhiteMSLincolnF, IO, NCAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
SwainLorinda36WhiteMICalhounCV, F, IO, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
TannerHattie35BlackMICalhounF, H, IOMurderLife without parole20002018FCP/FAF/MFEOM
TaylorAda JoAnn21WhiteNEGageCDC, F, H, PMurder40 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, PChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCMurder18 to life19931997OM
TiscarenoAbigail40HispanicUTSummitCV, F, NC, SBSChild AbuseNot sentenced20042005FCF/MFEOMILD
TullosNancy56WhiteF-CA(Southern)FED, F, NC, PObstruction of JusticeNot sentenced20082010OM
TysonBetty24BlackNYMonroeCDC, F, HMurder25 to Life19731998FCP/FAOM
VanceTammy31WhiteMSLincolnF, IO, NCAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
VossKrystal28WhiteCOAlamosaCDC, CV, F, H, NC, SBSMurder20 years20042017FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WeimerCrystal23WhitePAFayetteCDC, F, H, IO, JIMurder15 to 30 years20062016P/FAF/MFEOM
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEmmaline43BlackILCookCDC, CV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse12 years19861995FCP/FAOMILD
WilsonKathryn Dawn22WhiteNCChowanCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19931997P/FAOM
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM