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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: 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 !​

OM Tags
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AdamsJohnathan12WhiteGACarrollCV, H, JV, POF, NW, INTMurder1 year20052006FCOM
AllenDerrick19BlackNCDurhamCV, H, P, SA, SBSPR, NWMurder43 3/4 to 54 years19992016P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BarnettNathaniel19WhiteWVCabellCDC, H, IO, POF, WH, NW, WTMurder36 years20082021DNAP/FAOM
BarnettPhillip22WhiteWVCabellCDC, H, IO, POF, WH, NW, WTMurder4020082021DNAP/FAOM
BivensPhillip28BlackMSForrestCDC, H, P, IO, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19802010DNAFCP/FAOM
BlackmonJames26BlackNCWakeH, PMurderLife19882019FC
BraseelAdam22WhiteTNGrundyH, POF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife20072021MWIDP/FAOMILD
BrooksElvis19BlackLAOrleansH, IO, PPR, WHMurderLife without parole19772022MWIDOM
BullockKeith27WhiteMNHennepinH, PMurderNot sentenced19921992
DallasPeter23WhiteFLBrowardH, POF, WH, NW, INTMurderNot sentenced19911992FCOM
DavisRobert18WhiteVAAlbemarleCDC, CV, H, IO, PMurder23 years20042016FCP/FA
Dick, Jr.Joseph20WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, P, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19992016FCP/FAOM
DixonBobby Ray22BlackMSForrestCDC, H, IO, PH, P, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19802010DNAFCP/FAOM
DuncanCalvin18BlackLAOrleansCV, H, IO, PPR, OF, WH, NW, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19852021MWIDP/FAOMILD
EmbryAnthony23BlackALJeffersonH, PMurder20 years19931997MWID
FerraraVincent36WhiteF-MACDC, FED, H, PPR, WHMurder22 years19922006P/FAOM
GatlingPaul29BlackNYKingsCIU, H, PPR, OF, WHMurder30 to life19642016MWIDOM
GrayAnthony23BlackMDCalvertCDC, H, P, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife19911999DNAFCP/FAOMILD
HayesReginald14BlackNVClarkCDC, CV, H, JV, PMurderLife without parole19851999MWIDP/FAILD
HuffingtonJohn18WhiteMDHarfordCDC, H, PFA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19812023DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
Jacobs, Jr.Ralph A.30WhiteINHenryCDC, H, POF, NW, INTMurder8 years19911993FCP/FAOM
JeffersJohn14WhiteINKnoxH, JV, PH, P, SAMurder34 years19772003FC
JohnsonBobby16BlackCTNew HavenCDC, H, IO, JV, PPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder38 years20072015FCP/FAOMILD
JohnsonTimothy22BlackGAHoustonH, PMurderLife19842013P/FAILD
KagonyeraKenneth20BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder12 to 15 years20012011DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD
Kelly, Jr.William M.28WhitePADauphinH, P, SAMurder10 to 20 years19901993DNAMWIDFC
MarshallRonnie28WhiteTNSumnerH, PPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19901996P/FAOM
MatthewsErnest20BlackNCDuplinCDC, H, PPR, WHMurder20 years19932016P/FAOM
McCoyTroshawn17BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IO, JV, PPR, WHMurder55 years19982017FCP/FAOM
McDowellEmel17BlackNYKingsCIU, H, JV, PMurder22 to Life19922023MWIDILD
McGheeCurtis17BlackIAPottawattamieCDC, H, JI, JV, PPR, OF, WHMurderLife19782011P/FAOMILD
MendozaMadeline16HispanicILCookCDC, F, H, JI, JV, POF, NW, WTMurder35 years19932023P/FAOM
MillsDamian20BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder12 years20012015DNAFCP/FAOMILD
MirandaAdam21HispanicCALos AngelesCDC, H, PPR, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19832009P/FAOM
MooreKenneth45WhiteOHPikeH, PPR, WHMurder15 to Life19952004OM
MorenoNoe26HispanicNCMecklenburgH, P, IOMurder18 to 22 years20072012ILD
MuleroMarilyn21HispanicILCookCDC, F, H, IO, JI, POF, NW, WT, INT, PJMurderDeath19932022FCP/FAOMILD
OchoaChristopher22HispanicTXTravisH, IO, P, SAOF, NW, INTMurderLife19892002DNAFCF/MFEOM
OrtizLuis18HispanicILCookCDC, H, POF, NW, WT, INTMurder25 years20002003FCP/FAOM
PettifordAntoine23BlackMDBaltimore CityH, POF, WHMurderLife19952000MWIDP/FAOM
RobinsonDerrick30BlackFLMiami-DadeH, PMurder7 years19891991P/FA
SandersDerrick21BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, H, PMurder21 to life19932018P/FAILD
SanfordDavontae14BlackMIWayneH, IO, JV, POF, NW, PJMurder39 to 90 years20082016FCP/FAOMILD
SantosEdar Duarte26HispanicILCookCDC, H, POF, NW, WT, INTMurder12 years20022003FCP/FAOM
SharpShainne16BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, JV, P, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
SimonAlstory32BlackILCookCIU, H, PMurder37 years19992014FCP/FA
SmithChristopher C.32WhiteINHenryCDC, H, POF, NW, INTMurder38 years19911993FCP/FAOM
SosnovskeJohn39WhiteORMultnomahCDC, H, P, SAMurderLife19911995P/FA
SteeseFred28WhiteNVClarkH, JI, PPR, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole19952017MWIDFCP/FAOM
StewartRonald23WhiteFLBrowardH, JI, PH, P, SAMurder50 years19852019DNAMWIDP/FA
TaylorAda JoAnn21WhiteNEGageCDC, F, H, P, SAOF, NW, WTMurder40 years19892009DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ThamesVincent17BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, P, SAOF, NW, INTMurder30 years19982012DNAFCP/FAOM
TinneyGlenn26WhiteOHRichlandH, P, IOPR, WHMurder15 to life19922015FCOM
Toca, Jr.George17BlackLAOrleansCV, H, IO, JV, PPR, WHMurderLife without parole19852022MWIDP/FAOMILD
VasquezDavid36HispanicVAArlingtonH, P, SAMurder35 years19851989DNAMWIDFCF/MFE
VealRobert14BlackILCookCDC, CV, H, JV, P, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19942011DNAFCP/FAOM
WardBernard28WhiteMDAnne ArundelH, POF, NW, INTMurderLife19891994MWIDFCOMILD
WashingtonWayne20BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IO, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurder25 years19962015FCP/FAOM
WeakleyEric16WhiteVACulpeperH, IO, JV, PMurder6 years and 8 months20012022FCP/FA
WhirlShawn20BlackILCookH, IO, POF, NW, INT, PJMurder60 years19912015FCP/FAOM
WilcoxsonRobert21BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder12 1/2 to 15 3/4 years20022011DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
WilliamsDanial25WhiteVANorfolk CityCDC, H, P, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19992016FCP/FAOM
WilliamsHayes19BlackLAOrleansH, POF, WHMurderLife19681997P/FAOM
Williams, Jr.Larry16BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, JV, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurder10 years20022015DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD
WilsonJohnny Lee20WhiteMOLawrenceH, POF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19871995FCP/FAOM