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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 s​ee 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.


OM Tags

  • 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: Witnes​s 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 !​

OM Tags
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AnnappareddyReddy45AsianF-MDFED, NCPR, OF, WH, NWFraudNot sentenced20142017P/FAOMILD
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
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
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
Cerdes, Jr.Julius40HispanicF-LA(Eastern)FED, NC, POF, WH, NWConspiracy1 year and 6 months20062024P/FAOMILD
CestoniEnzo28HispanicF-CANorthernFED, NCPR, WH, NWWeapon Possession or SaleNot sentenced20162016MWIDOM
CopelandNicole32WhiteF-NY(Northern)FED, FPR, NWFraud24 days20102016OM
CurryAlbert41BlackF-SDFED, NC, SAPR, WH, NWSexual AssaultNot sentenced20022003P/FAOM
CvijanovichDaniel26WhiteF-NDFED, JI, NCPR, WHThreats1 year and 7 months20072011P/FAOM
DeAngeloAngel M.26HispanicF-NY(Eastern)CDC, FED, HPR, NW, KP, WTMurderLife20032004P/FAOM
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
FisherJames32WhiteF-TX(Northern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, PLFraud7 years and 3 months19951997P/FAOM
FitzgeraldJohn40WhiteF-CA(Southern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KPTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced20072009P/FAOM
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
Ghysels, Jr.David45WhiteF-NY(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KP, WTFraudProbation20092014P/FAOM
GlynnJason37WhiteF-TN(Middle)CDC, FEDPR, WHFraudNot sentenced20152018P/FAOM
GoldingJerry43WhiteF-VA(Eastern)FED, NCPR, WH, NW, WT, PLWeapon Possession or Sale3 years and 1 month19981999OM
GriffinCodell41BlackF-IL(Northern)CDC, FEDPR, WHDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced19911994P/FAOM
HannanAhmed32OtherF-MI(Eastern)FEDPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJFraud5 years20032004P/FAOM
HayatHamid21AsianF-CA(Eastern)CDC, FED, NCPR, NWSupporting Terrorism24 years20062020FCF/MFEOMILD
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
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
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
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 discharge20002003F/MFEOM
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
McLaughlinMark30WhiteF-PA(Eastern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KP, WTTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced19962000P/FAOM
McLaughlinRussell36WhiteF-PA(Eastern)FEDPR, WH, NW, KP, WTTax Evasion/FraudNot sentenced19961998P/FAOM
MinskyGerald42WhiteF-KY(Eastern)CDC, FED, NCPR, WH, NW, KPFraud1 year and 6 months19911992P/FAOM
NolanRalph25WhiteF-NY(Southern)FEDOF, NW, WTAttempt, Violent10 years20152021MWIDOMILD
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
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
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
RobinsonIvan41BlackF-DCFED, NCPR, WHFraud11 years and 3 months20172023F/MFEOM
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
SipeDavid27WhiteF-TX(Southern)FED, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJAssaultNot sentenced20012007P/FAOM
SpanDarlene39WhiteF-AZFED, F, NCOF, WHAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
SpanJerry57WhiteF-AZFED, NCOF, WHAssaultProbation19901996P/FAOMILD
StevensTed83WhiteF-DCFEDPR, WHOfficial MisconductNot sentenced20082009OM
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
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
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