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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 two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

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:

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

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
OM Tags
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AdamsDarryl 25BlackTXDallasCIU, IO, NC, PSexual Assault25 years19922017DNA*P/FA
CameronRonjon52WhiteMABerkshireIO, NCSexual Assault12 to 16 years20032015DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
CountsGregory19BlackNYNew YorkCIU, IO, NCSexual Assault16 to 48 years19922018DNA*P/FA
DavisDewey53WhiteWVKanawhaNCFA, NW, PJSexual Assault10 to 20 years19871995DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
DavisGerald26WhiteWVKanawhaNCFA, NW, PJSexual Assault14 to 35 years19861995DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
DeJacLynn30WhiteNYErieCV, F, H, JI, NCMurder25 years19942008DNA*P/FA
DotsonGary20WhiteILCookCV, NCFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault25 to 50 years19791989DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
EubanksRonald25BlackTXDallasCIU, NC, P, IOSexual Assault10 years19922017DNA*P/FA
FigueroaFancy16HispanicNYQueensF, M, NC, PFiling a False ReportCommunity service19972004DNA*FC
FisherGregory49BlackMIWayneCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 to 30 years20022017DNA*P/FAF/MFE
LackeyDan28WhiteNYMadisonNCPR, OF, WH, NW, INTSexual Assault8 years20042007DNA*FCP/FAOMILD
LeeWilliam17BlackMIWayneNCPR, WH, NW, PLSexual Assault15 to 30 years20072010DNA*P/FAOM
McCaffreyWilliam28WhiteNYNew YorkIO, NCSexual Assault20 years20062009DNA*P/FA
McClendonMyrickki32BlackARPulaskiCV, NCChild Sex Abuse25 years20112018DNA*P/FA
MillerJohn42WhiteTXRainsCV, H, NCPR, WHMurderLife19891994DNA*F/MFEOMILD
PerryVanDyke21BlackNYNew YorkCIU, IO, NCSexual Assault7 to 14 years19922018DNA*P/FA
SmithEric40WhiteF-MILFED, NCDrug Possession or Sale2 years20122015DNA*F/MFEILD
TerryAntoine17BlackMOColeCV, NCOF, NW, PJChild Sex Abuse7 years20082010DNA*FCP/FAOM
VillasanaArmand44HispanicMOGreeneNCOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultNot sentenced19992000DNAP/FAOM
WhiteMichael35Native AmericanNYErieNCSexual Assault5 years20062015DNA*P/FA