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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

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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:

​Keyword Filter:

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 !​

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Tags
OM Tags
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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
CattonJames43WhiteF-IL(Central)FED, NCPR, FA, WH, NW, PJ, PLFraud1 year and 9 months19942004P/FAF/MFEOM
CorreiaHumberto47OtherF-MAA, FED, NCArsonNot Sentenced20022004F/MFEILD
HayatHamid21AsianF-CA(Eastern)CDC, FED, NCPR, NWSupporting Terrorism24 years20062020FCF/MFEOMILD
HebshieJames55WhiteF-MAA, FED, NCArson15 years20062011F/MFEILD
HouseRoger35BlackF-MILFED, SAFA, NW, PJMilitary Justice OffenseFine20022009P/FAF/MFEOM
Matta BallesterosJuan40HispanicF-CA(Central)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTKidnappingLife without parole19902018P/FAF/MFEOM
MurrayPatrick34WhiteF-NY(Eastern)CDC, FEDDrug Possession or Sale5 years20102014P/FAF/MFE
ParachaUzair23AsianF-NY(Southern)FED, NCOF, WH, NW, WTSupporting Terrorism30 years20052020FCP/FAF/MFEOM
SadrAli34AsianF-NY(Southern)FED, NCPR, WHOther Nonviolent FelonyNot sentenced20202020F/MFEOM
SerranoPedro37HispanicF-NY(Southern)FED, NCWeapon Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162017P/FAF/MFE
SmithEric40WhiteF-MILFED, NCDrug Possession or Sale2 years20122015DNAF/MFEILD