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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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CalhounTerance19BlackMIWayneCIU, CV, IO, P, SAChild Sex Abuse17 to 32 years20072022DNAMWIDFC
DyerAnthony24BlackMIWayneCV, P, SASexual Assault7 1/2 to 15 years19912017DNAMWID
GainesLynie36BlackMIWayneNC, PDrug Possession or Sale10 to 30 years19901997P/FA
HansenLisa25WhiteMIKentF, NC, PTheftCommunity service20062006
HartAnthony29WhiteMIHillsdaleNC, PSex Offender RegistrationProbation20132015ILD
HartAnthony30WhiteMIHillsdaleNC, PSex Offender Registration1 1/3 to 2 years20142015ILD
HeistandDonald29WhiteMIOtsegoPPR, OF, WH, NW, WTAccessory to Murder3 to 5 years19892002P/FAF/MFEOM
MaplesDavid25WhiteMIMacombPDrug Possession or Sale10 to 20 years19952006ILD
McCann IIRaymond45WhiteMISt. JosephIO, NC, P, SAOF, NW, PJPerjury1 year and 8 months20152017P/FAOMILD
MooreChristopherBlackMIBerrienNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20062011P/FAOM
SanfordDavontae14BlackMIWayneH, IO, JV, POF, NW, PJMurder39 to 90 years20082016FCP/FAOMILD
SmithRichardBlackMIBerrienNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale2 to 8 years20072008P/FAOM
WashingtonPhillip24BlackMIBerrienNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20072009P/FAOM
WrightLouis29WhiteMICalhounCIU, CV, IO, P, SAOF, NW, PJChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years19882023DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD