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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.

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 parole20042010DNA*FCP/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 years20112018DNA*P/FA
NewmanRickey43WhiteARCrawfordH, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath20022017DNA*FCP/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