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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.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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CoxTeresa Lynne17WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse10 years19852000P/FAOM
CroyNorma Jean24Native AmericanCASiskiyouF, HMurderLife19791997ILD
DillGrace50WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
EldridgeYvonne41WhiteCAContra CostaCV, F, NCChild Abuse3 years and 4 months19962003F/MFEILD
ForsytheColleen Dill26WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
GraftonMarjorie52WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCOF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse16 years19851990P/FAOM
HubbardDonna Sue30WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851995FCP/FAOM
KillianGloria35WhiteCASacramentoCDC, F, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurder32 to Life19862002P/FAOM
KniffenBrenda29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
McAnallyTamara32WhiteCASan DiegoF, NC, PFraudProbation20042011
McCuanDeborah25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NCOF, CW, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19841996P/FAF/MFEOM
MellenSusan42WhiteCALos AngelesF, H, IOPR, OF, WHMurderLife without parole19982014P/FAOMILD
MillerGina25WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCPR, OF, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851991P/FAOM
PinedaLisa26HispanicCALos AngelesF, HMurder40 to life20052009
PittsMarcella29WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, JI, NCPR, 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
SommerCynthia28WhiteCASan DiegoF, HMurderLife20072008F/MFEILD
TaggartMoonshadow34WhiteCAKernF, NCOther Nonviolent Felony7 years and 8 months20162019
TaylorRuth31WhiteCAKernCSH, CV, F, NC, PPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex Abuse6 years19852001P/FAOMILD
ThomasCherice18BlackCALos AngelesF, HMurder25 to Life20092012P/FAILD