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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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Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

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
Count= 15
BarnesSteven19WhiteNYOneidaCV, H, IO, JIMurder25 to Life19892009DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFE
BrownRoy29WhiteNYCayugaH, IO, JIMurder25 to Life19922007DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
DeJacLynn30WhiteNYErieCV, F, H, JI, NCMurder25 years19942008DNA*P/FA
DukesCarl19BlackNYAlbanyCDC, H, IO, JIMurder39 to life19982016FCP/FAOM
GarryEdward20HispanicNYBronxH, IO, JIMurder25 to life19972018MWIDP/FAOM
GibbsBarry38WhiteNYKingsH, IO, JIMurder20 to Life19882005P/FAOM
HalsteadDennis26WhiteNYNassauCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years and 4 months19862005DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
Jackson-KnightEric21BlackNYKingsA, H, JI, NCMurder25 to Life19801994FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
KogutJohn19WhiteNYNassauCV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years and 4 months19862005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
Oxley, Jr.Wayne39WhiteNYSt. LawrenceH, JIMurder25 to life20062012P/FA
RestivoJohn25WhiteNYNassauCDC, CV, H, IO, JIMurder33 years and 4 months19862005DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SmithJoseph32WhiteNYOneidaCV, H, JIMurderNot sentenced20022002P/FAOM
WestlyWilliam47BlackNYBronxJI, NCSexual Assault20 to Life19992002P/FAOM
WongDavid23AsianNYClintonH, JIMurder25 to Life19872004P/FAILD
Woodside, Jr.Gary20WhiteNYJeffersonH, JIManslaughter1 1/3 to 4 years19892007FCP/FAOM