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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: Witnes​s 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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BanksMedell27BlackALChoctawCDC, CV, H, NC, POF, NW, INTManslaughter15 years20012003FCP/FAOM
BeamonMelvin Todd24BlackALMontgomeryHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder25 years19891990P/FAOM
CookQuinton20BlackALJeffersonSAPR, WHSexual Assault20 years19932022MWIDOM
DandridgeBeniah Alton29WhiteALMontgomeryCDC, H, JIPR, NW, KPMurderLife19962015P/FAF/MFEOMILD
Deakle, Jr.Evan Lee59WhiteALMobileCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20152015P/FA
DoyleRobert E.44WhiteALMontgomeryCV, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse20 years19922001P/FAOM
EllisAndre35BlackALPikeNC, SAPR, WHSexual Assault85 years20132014P/FAOM
EmbryAnthony23BlackALJeffersonH, PMurder20 years19931997MWID
GainesFreddie Lee22BlackALJeffersonHMurder30 years19741991MWID
GrimesDon30BlackALHenryPR, OF, WH, NWRobberyLife without parole19871996MWIDOM
GurleyTimothy22WhiteALMadisonAAttempted Murder35 years20002002MWID
HolemonJeffrey23WhiteALTuscaloosaSASexual AssaultLife19881999DNAMWID
HolsombackJohn33WhiteALShelbyCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse25 years19882000P/FAILD
HuntH. Guy54WhiteALMontgomeryNCOfficial MisconductProbation19931998
JonesLydia Diane40BlackALJeffersonFDrug Possession or SaleLife without parole20002006ILD
MahanDale22WhiteALJeffersonSASexual Assault35 years19861998DNAMWIDF/MFE
MahanRonnie26WhiteALJeffersonSASexual AssaultLife without parole19861998DNAMWIDF/MFE
McMillianWalter45BlackALMonroeCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19881993P/FAOM
Meadows, Jr.Frank18BlackALJeffersonSAPR, WHSexual Assault20 years19932022MWIDOM
MooreDaniel Wade24WhiteALMorganH, SAPR, WH, NW, PLMurderDeath20022009OM
PadgettLarry Randal40WhiteALMarshallH, SAPR, WHMurderDeath19921997F/MFEOM
PardueMichael17WhiteALBaldwinCDC, H, JVPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJMurderLife19731997FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
PardueMichael17WhiteALMobileH, JV, POF, NW, INTMurderLife19731995FCOMILD
PardueMichael17WhiteALMobileH, JV, PPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife19731997FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
SealieFrank23BlackALJeffersonHMurderLife without parole20142015MWIDP/FA
SmithZachary Noah24WhiteALJeffersonCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseProbation20062012P/FA
Williams Antonio35BlackALJeffersonCV, SAPR, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife20072011P/FAOMILD