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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


How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see the list of names. To sort any of the columns, place the cursor over a column heading, such as AGE, and click on the arrow. You can sort in alphabetical or chronological order or click on a particular value to select just the cases in that category. You can sort on more than one column or even multiple columns: such as STAT​E and COUNTY and CRIME.

The two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort cases by additional characteristics. At the top of the page, you will see the listing of the various Tags. To see more detailed definitions for these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links. You can only sort for one variable at a time in the TAG columns. To sort for several at once, please download our data as a spreadsheet.

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

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that contributed to the wrongful conviction. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

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Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

To search the Registry for a name or keyword, type in the [Search] box. The filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. Do not use quotation marks. It allows truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !​

OM Tags
Count= 134
AlvirezDaniel32HispanicF-DCFED, NC, PBriberyNot sentenced20112012
AnnappareddyReddy45AsianF-MDFED, NCPR, OF, WH, NWFraudNot sentenced20142017P/FAOMILD
BaptisteJoseph63BlackF-MAFED, NCConspiracyNot sentenced20192022ILD
BarnesLaritaWhiteF-OK(Northern)FED, F, NCOF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale10 years20082009P/FAF/MFEOM
BarnesLarry56WhiteF-OK(Northern)FED, NCOF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale5 years and 6 months20082009P/FAF/MFEOM
BoldenAbraham29BlackF-IL(Northern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTBribery6 years19642022P/FAOM
BolducFrank42WhiteF-WI(Eastern)FEDOF, WHRobbery48 years and 4 months19911999MWIDOM
BoncyRoger71BlackF-MAFED, NCConspiracyNot sentenced20192022ILD
BrettScott55WhiteF-WA(Eastern)FED, PFraudNot sentenced20172018ILD
BurnsLes32WhiteF-VA(Western)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJDrug Possession or Sale11 years and 4 months20142016FCP/FAOM
BurnsideThomas41BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDPR, WHDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19911994P/FAOM
CardwellM. Donald63WhiteF-CTFED, NC, PTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20002000P/FA
CarneyJohn32WhiteF-TX(Northern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, PLFraud7 years and 3 months19951997P/FAOM
CattonJames43WhiteF-IL(Central)FED, NCPR, FA, WH, NW, PJ, PLFraud1 year and 9 months19942004P/FAF/MFEOM
CestoniEnzo28HispanicF-CANorthernFED, NCPR, WH, NWWeapon Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162016MWIDOM
ClemmonsArtis29BlackF-LA(Western)FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19941995P/FA
ColombEdward26BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
ColombMary Ann50BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, F, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
CopelandNicole32WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FPR, NWFraud24 days20102016OM
CorreiaHumberto47OtherF-MAA, FED, NCArsonNot Sentenced20022004F/MFEILD
CurryAlbert41BlackF-SDFED, NC, SAPR, WH, NWSexual AssaultNot sentenced20022003P/FAOM
CvijanovichDaniel26WhiteF-NDFED, JI, NCPR, WHThreats1 year and 7 months20072011P/FAOM
DavisDanny25BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
Davis, Jr.Sammy32BlackF-LA(Western)CDC, FED, JIDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20062006P/FA
DeAngeloAngel M.26HispanicF-NY(Eastern)CDC, FED, HPR, NW, KP, WTMurderLife20032004P/FAOM
DeckingaShaun26WhiteF-MNFED, JIRobbery10 years19931993MWIDP/FA
DunnElisa38WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FPR, NWFraudProbation20102016OM
ElmardoudiAbdel-Ilah35OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJSupporting Terrorism15 years20032004P/FAOM
FahraIdris21BlackF-TN(Middle)FED, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJOther Violent FelonyNot sentenced20122016P/FAOM
FerraraVincent36WhiteF-MACDC, FED, H, PPR, WHMurder22 years19922006P/FAOM
FieldDenis46WhiteF-NY(Southern)CDC, FEDTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20112013P/FA
FisherJames32WhiteF-TX(Northern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, PLFraud7 years and 3 months19951997P/FAOM
FitzgeraldJohn40WhiteF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KPTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20072009P/FAOM
ForbesTodd35WhiteF-MILFED, NC, SASexual Assault15 years19982006P/FA
FranceGeneva22BlackF-OH(Northern)FED, FOF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale10 years20062007MWIDP/FAOM
GarlandWilliam58BlackF-OH(Southern)FED, NCOF, NW, WTFraud2 years19911993OM
GarnerDavid34BlackF-OH(Northern)CDC, FEDPR, NWRobbery13 years20052008P/FAOM
GeriHaim50WhiteF-DCFED, NC, PBriberyNot sentenced20112012
Ghysels, Jr.David45WhiteF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraudProbation20092014P/FAOM
GibsonDavid53WhiteF-DEFED, NCFraud6 years20182021
GlynnJason37WhiteF-TN(Middle)CDC, FEDPR, WHFraudNot sentenced20152018P/FAOM
GoldingJerry43WhiteF-VA(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, WT, PLWeapon Possession or Sale3 years and 1 month19981999OM
GranberryRoxanne33WhiteF-VA(Eastern)CDC, FED, FDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162017P/FAILD
GriffinCodell41BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDPR, WHDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19911994P/FAOM
HaischerHeidi38WhiteF-NVFED, FFraud1 year and 3 months20122016
HallErin35WhiteF-WI(Western)FED, NCFraud2 months20112014
HannanAhmed32OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJFraud5 years20032004P/FAOM
Harra, Jr.Robert61WhiteF-DEFED, NCFraud6 years20182021
HarrisLynnette33WhiteF-WI(Eastern)FED, F, NCTax Evasion/Fraud10 months19901991
HayatHamid21AsianF-CA(Eastern)CDC, FED, NCPR, NWSupporting Terrorism24 years20062020FCF/MFEOMILD
HazelwoodMark54WhiteF-TN(Eastern)CDC, FEDOther Nonviolent Felony12 years and 6 months20182021ILD
HebshieJames55WhiteF-MAA, FED, NCArson15 years20062011F/MFEILD
HernandezMaria39HispanicF-TX(Western)FED, FDrug Possession or Sale17 years20042014ILD
HolmesMichael44BlackF-MO(Eastern)FEDOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale25 years20062011P/FAOM
HouseRoger35BlackF-MILFED, SAFA, NW, PJMilitary Justice OffenseFine20022009P/FAF/MFEOM
JacksonJoseph20BlackF-NJFED, NC, POF, WH, NWWeapon Possession or Sale21 months20092010P/FAOM
JacobsonNathan51WhiteF-CA(Southern)FED, NC, PFraudNot sentenced20082014
JamesErnestine42Native AmericanF-WA(Western)FED, F, HManslaughterProbation19951999
JasinThomas46WhiteF-PA(Eastern)FEDFraud2 years19922003ILD
JerniganRachel30HispanicF-AZFED, FOF, WHRobbery14 years20012008MWIDOM
JohnsonLaShawn28BlackF-MTCDC, FEDPR, WH, NW, KP, WTDrug Possession or Sale35 years20062015P/FAOM
JonesStephen23BlackF-MO(Eastern)FED, NCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale20 years19982010P/FAOM
KayachithAndrew19AsianF-TN(Middle)FED, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJOther Violent FelonyNot sentenced20122016P/FAOM
KeuylianViken45WhiteF-CA(Central)FED, NC, PFraudNot sentenced20092014P/FA
KoubritiKarim22OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJSupporting Terrorism5 years20032004P/FAOM
LarkinFrancis55WhiteF-WI(Eastern)FEDOF, WHRobbery32 years and 6 months19911999MWIDOM
Leal-Del CarmenJonathan44HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDOF, NW, WTImmigration1 year and 6 months20102012P/FAOM
LeonardKeevin42WhiteF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraud2 years and 10 months20092016P/FAOM
LewisDavid46WhiteF-CA(Northern)FED, NCAssault7 years and 8 months20002005
LockeRuben35BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDPR, WHDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19982000P/FAOM
LyonsAntonino40BlackF-FL(Middle)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLRobberyNot sentenced20012004P/FAOM
MahaffyKenneth47WhiteF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraud2 years20092018P/FAOM
MahoneyMichaelWhiteF-MILFED, NCPR, WHDrug Possession or SaleBad conduct discharge20002003OM
MalinRobert38WhiteF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraud4 years20092018P/FAOM
MannavaVenkata44AsianF-MDFED, NC, PPR, WHFraudProbation20142017OM
Matta BallesterosJuan40HispanicF-CA(Central)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTKidnappingLife without parole19902018P/FAF/MFEOM
MatthewsBrent36BlackF-MDFED, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 years and 10 months20112017P/FAOM
McCabeTravis39WhiteF-LA(Eastern)FED, NCPerjuryNot sentenced20102014P/FA
McLaughlinMark30WhiteF-PA(Eastern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KP, WTTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced19962000P/FAOM
McLaughlinRussell36WhiteF-PA(Eastern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KP, WTTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced19961998P/FAOM
MillerJoel35WhiteF-CA(Central)FEDWeapon Possession or Sale2 years20122014P/FA
Minaya DiazMarcia50HispanicF-NY(Eastern)F, FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20152015
MinskyGerald42WhiteF-KY(Eastern)CDC, FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KPFraud1 year and 6 months19911992P/FAOM
MontgomeryMelvin31BlackF-MO(Western)FEDDrug Possession or Sale6 years and 6 months19951997
MurrayPatrick34WhiteF-NY(Eastern)CDC, FEDDrug Possession or Sale5 years20102014P/FAF/MFE
NolanRalph25WhiteF-NY(Southern)FEDOF, NW, WTAttempt, Violent10 years20152021MWIDOMILD
NorthWilliam51WhiteF-DEFED, NCFraud3 years20182021
NwaigweLinus45BlackF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraud1 year and 1 day20092015P/FAOM
ObagiMaher21OtherF-CA(Central)CDC, FEDOF, WH, NWFraud6 1/2 years20152022FCP/FAOM
O'ConnellTimothy38WhiteF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraudProbation20092013P/FAOM
ParachaUzair23AsianF-NY(Southern)FED, NCOF, WH, NW, WTSupporting Terrorism30 years20052020FCP/FAF/MFEOM
ParkesTimothy49WhiteF-TN(Eastern)FEDPR, NW, PLFraud6 years and 6 months20092012OM
ParseDavid42WhiteF-NY(Southern)CDC, FEDTax Evasion/Fraud3 years and 6 months20112016P/FA
PatelJigar27AsianF-MDFED, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWFraud1 year and 1 month20142017OM
PatelVipinkumar29AsianF-MDFED, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWFraudNot sentenced20142017OM
PerezDuarnis27HispanicF-NY(Northern)FED, NC, PPR, WHImmigration4 3/4 years20002006OM
PhillipsLacey22WhiteF-WI(Western)FED, F, NCFraud2 months20112014
RakowskiKevyn57WhiteF-DEFED, F, NCFraud4 1/2 years20182021
Ramirez-LopezJuan44HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, NW, WTImmigration6 1/2 years20002003P/FAOM
RayaAmany37WhiteF-VA(Western)FED, FPR, WHOther Nonviolent FelonyNot sentenced20202021OMILD
RishaJesse47WhiteF-PA(Western)A, CDC, FEDPR, WH, NW, KPAttempt, ViolentNot sentenced20042006P/FAOM
RivasEdgar37HispanicF-NY(Southern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KPDrug Possession or Sale10 years and 1 month20032004P/FAOM
RojasCarlos34HispanicF-AL(Southern)FED, PDrug Possession or Sale20 years19902002P/FA
Ruiz-CortezRefugio29HispanicF-IL(Northern)FED, NCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale17 1/2 years19992010P/FAOM
SadrAli34AsianF-NY(Southern)FED, NCPR, WHOther Nonviolent FelonyNot sentenced20202020F/MFEOM
SamueliHenry48WhiteF-CA(Central)FED, NC, PPR, NWPerjuryNot sentenced20082009OM
Sandoval-GonzalezGerardo51HispanicF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, WH, NWImmigration7 years20092012OM
ScheerDana34WhiteF-FL(Southern)CDC, FEDPR, WHFraudProbation19951999P/FAOM
SchledwitzKarl30WhiteF-TN(Eastern)FEDPR, WHFraud6 months19921999OM
SerranoPedro37HispanicF-NY(Southern)FED, NCWeapon Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162017P/FAF/MFE
SherwinJames T.53WhiteF-NY(Southern)FEDFraud6 months19891991
SipeDavid27WhiteF-TX(Southern)FED, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJAssaultNot sentenced20012007P/FAOM
SmithEric40WhiteF-MILFED, NCDrug Possession or Sale2 years20122015DNAF/MFEILD
SpanDarlene39WhiteF-AZFED, F, NCOF, WHAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
SpanJerry57WhiteF-AZFED, NCOF, WHAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
SpillerJonathan58WhiteF-DCFED, NC, PBriberyNot sentenced20112012
StevensRichard32BlackF-NJFED, SASexual Assault14 years19901992MWID
StevensTed83WhiteF-DCFEDPR, WHOfficial MisconductNot sentenced20082009OM
StewartNicholas29WhiteF-MILFED, NC, SASexual Assault2 years20092012
StreetJohn36WhiteF-MO(Western)FED, H, JIMurderLife without parole20062009P/FA
SullivanBryan31WhiteF-MILFED, NC, SASexual Assault7 years20162017P/FA
TorresAlfredo20HispanicF-NMFEDPR, WHDrug Possession or Sale5 years and 10 months20062009MWIDOM
TreadwellKenneth35WhiteF-FL(Southern)CDC, FEDPR, WHFraudNot sentenced19951995P/FAOM
TullosNancy56WhiteF-CA(Southern)FED, F, NC, PPR, NWObstruction of JusticeNot sentenced20082010OM
VailetteJohn34WhiteF-CTA, FED, HPR, OF, WHMurderNot sentenced20152018P/FAOM
VazquezHector28HispanicF-TX(Northern)FEDDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20042005MWID
VeltmannCarl62WhiteF-FL(Middle)A, FED, JIArsonLife19921996P/FAILD
VeltmannChristopher35WhiteF-FL(Middle)A, FED, JIArsonLife19921996P/FAILD
von SchlieffenWolfgang47WhiteF-FL(Southern)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale10 years19942000P/FAOM
WallachE. Robert50WhiteF-NY(Southern)CDC, FEDPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraud6 years19891993P/FAOM
WestAntonio47BlackF-IL(Northern)FED, NCWeapon Possession or Sale15 years20132016FC
WilsonEdwin49WhiteF-VA(Eastern)FEDPR, WH, NW, PLWeapon Possession or Sale17 years19832004P/FAOM
YusufYassin19BlackF-TN(Middle)FED, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJOther Violent FelonyNot sentenced20122016P/FAOM
ZomberMichael53WhiteF-PA(Eastern)FEDPR, WHFraud2 years and 6 months20032009OM