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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 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.

Tags

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: 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 !​

Tags
OM Tags
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AdamsSandra29BlackNYMonroeF, M, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMenacingNot sentenced19981999P/FAOM
AdamsSeneca20BlackILCookM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20062006P/FAOM
AdamsTari18BlackILCookM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20062006P/FAOM
BecerraJeanie21WhiteKSShawneeF, M, NCOF, NW, PJAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
DiazTony56WhiteCASan DiegoM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Nonviolent MisdemeanorFine20162017P/FAOM
Draper-RobertsDawn50WhiteUTSalt LakeF, M, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation20142017P/FAOM
GreenDebra31BlackILCookF, M, NCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation20102011P/FAOM
GregoryWassillie48Native AmericanAKBethelM, NC, POF, WH, NWHarassmentProbation20142015P/FAOM
HeffernanTyler25WhiteVTChittendenM, NCPR, NW, PLAssault30 days20162018OM
IrvingTurrell48BlackNYNew YorkM, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale3 days20182019P/FAOM
JamisonDemetrius26BlackSCOrangeburgM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Violent Misdemeanor53 days20182019P/FAOM
MorrisArthur34WhiteKSShawneeM, NCOF, NW, PJAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
NguyenChuong42AsianCAContra CostaM, NC, POF, WH, NWOther Nonviolent Misdemeanor60 days20132016P/FAOM
OlivaJohn47WhiteNYSuffolkCIU, M, NC, PPR, OF, WH, NWOfficial MisconductProbation20142021P/FAOM
PodarasCharles46WhiteCASan MateoM, NCOF, NW, PJAssault10 days20052006P/FAOM
RodriguezEdwin28HispanicNJMiddlesexM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Violent MisdemeanorNot sentenced20142014P/FAOM
RussoCarmine51WhiteNJEssexM, NCPR, WHAssaultFine19972001P/FAOMILD
SerranoJason30HispanicNYRichmondM, NC, POF, WH, NWOther Nonviolent Misdemeanor5 days20182021P/FAOM
StingleyWarren40BlackCAContra CostaM, NC, POF, WH, NWOther Nonviolent Misdemeanor20 days20132016P/FAOM
StrugholdJames53WhiteMOSt. LouisCSH, CV, M, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse30 days19971999P/FAOM
TatumMaxwell26WhiteFLMartinM, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale18 months20182019P/FAOM
TraudtScott41WhiteNHGraftonM, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJOther Violent Misdemeanor1 to 3 years20082023P/FAOMILD
VaileDarnai23BlackWASpokaneM, NC, SAPR, OF, NW, PJ, PLOther Nonviolent MisdemeanorProbation20202023P/FAOM
ValentineRay55HispanicCAContra CostaM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Nonviolent Misdemeanor110 days20142015P/FAOM
WeldonKyle21WhiteIAPolkM, NC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale31 days20152017P/FAOM