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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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DeweyRobert33WhiteCOMesaH, IO, SAMurderLife19962012DNA
FittsAnthony18WhiteCOLa PlataNC, P, SASexual Assault6 to 16 years20182019P/FA
GonserShannon34WhiteCOArapahoeCV, F, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse20 to life20062010P/FAF/MFE
JonesDeShawn26BlackCODenverNC, P, SASexual Assault6 to Life20112015P/FAILD
MangumVerle17WhiteCOMesaCV, H, JI, JV, SAOF, NWMurderLife without parole20032023FCOMILD
MastersTimothy15WhiteCOLarimerH, JV, SAPR, WHMurderLife19992008DNAP/FAOM
MedinaAlarico Joe25HispanicCODenverHMurderLife19911995MWID
MontoyaLorenzo14HispanicCODenverH, IO, JI, JVOF, NW, INTMurderLife without parole20002014DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Moses-ELClarence31BlackCODenverSASexual Assault48 years19882016MWIDF/MFE
Rios-VargasNora36HispanicCOWeldFBurglary/Unlawful Entry4 years20172023
ShomoAubrey Ellen16WhiteCOBroomfieldJV, M, NC, PAssaultProbation20012016P/FA
StewartColeman23WhiteCOBoulderNCOF, WH, NW, PJMenacing45 days20152018P/FAOM
VossKrystal28WhiteCOAlamosaCDC, CV, F, H, NC, SBSPR, WHMurder20 years20042017FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD