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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 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 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 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

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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, JV, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CroyNorma Jean24Native AmericanCASiskiyouF, HMurderLife19791997ILD
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
DorotikJane53WhiteCASan DiegoF, H, IOPR, FA, WH, NW, PJ, PLMurder25 to life20012022DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
EldridgeYvonne41WhiteCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003F/MFEILD
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
GraftonMarjorie52WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
HubbardDonna Sue30WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
KillianGloria35Native American, WhiteCASacramentoCDC, F, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurder32 to Life19862002P/FAOM
KniffenBrenda29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse20 to 22 years and 4 months19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
LongKimberly27WhiteCARiversideF, H, IOMurder15 to life20052021DNAILD
McAnallyTamara32WhiteCASan DiegoF, NC, PFraudProbation20042011
McCuanDeborah25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, SAOF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse20 to 22 years and 4 months19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
MellenSusan42WhiteCALos AngelesF, H, IOPR, OF, WHMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PinedaLisa26HispanicCALos AngelesF, HMurder40 to life20052009
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PoulosMichelle33WhiteCALos AngelesF, IO, NC, PThreats2 years20012017P/FA
RichardsonJulie44WhiteCASan DiegoCDC, FPR, NW, PLDrug Possession or Sale1 year19992001P/FAOM
SahagunBlanca28HispanicCALos AngelesF, NC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale1 year19972000P/FAOM
SommerCynthia28WhiteCASan DiegoF, HMurderLife20072008F/MFEILD
TaggartMoonshadow34WhiteCAKernF, NCOther Nonviolent Felony7 years and 8 months20162019
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, P, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
ThomasCherice18BlackCALos AngelesF, HMurder25 to Life20092012P/FAILD