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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 see 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 STATE 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 go here (hyperlink) to download our data as a spreadsheet.

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: Perju​ry By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

DNA:Post-conviction DNA testing was conducted and contributed to the exoneration.​​​
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​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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
Count= 13
BraggRodney L.31BlackARClarkPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJDrug Possession or SaleLife19962000P/FAOMILD
BranchMichael45WhiteARSebastianH, NCOF, WH, NW, WTMurder20 years19951998P/FAOM
Brown, Jr.John21BlackARDallasCDC, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19922020P/FAOMILD
BuckleyGyronne44BlackARClarkNCPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJDrug Possession or SaleLife19992010P/FAOM
FlowersCurtis21BlackARColumbiaHOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole20042010DNAFCP/FAOMILD
HopkinsMaurice32BlackARJeffersonNC, SASexual Assault12 years and 6 months20162019P/FA
JimersonTina23BlackARDallasCDC, F, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19922020P/FAOMILD
McClendonMyrickki32BlackARPulaskiCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse25 years20112018DNAP/FA
NewmanRickey43WhiteARCrawfordH, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath20022017DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Scamardo, Jr.Joseph Anthony35WhiteARSebastianCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse12 years20102013P/FA
ScottScotty20WhiteARPulaskiHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder25 years19831989MWIDOM
TaffnerChris53WhiteARWashingtonCV, NC, SAPR, WH, NWChild Sex Abuse140 years20162022P/FAF/MFEOM
WilcoxGeorge55WhiteARPulaskiCVAssaultNot sentenced19982001MWID