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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 column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

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:

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.

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AdamsSean21BlackCTNew HavenHMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
AsheCarlos18BlackCTNew HavenHMurder90 years20002013P/FAOM
BirchRalph18WhiteCTLitchfieldH, IO, JIMurder55 years19892020DNA*P/FAF/MFEOMILD
ColtonMurray20WhiteCTNew HavenHMurder50 years19911998P/FA
HenningShawn17WhiteCTLitchfieldH, IOMurder50 years19892020DNA*P/FAF/MFEOMILD
HenryDarcus21BlackCTNew HavenHMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
HornVernon17BlackCTNew HavenCDC, HMurder70 years20002018MWIDP/FAOMILD
IrelandKenneth16WhiteCTNew HavenH, IOMurder50 years19892009DNAP/FAF/MFE
JacksonMarquis19BlackCTNew HavenCDC, HMurder45 years20002018MWIDP/FAOMILD
JacksonMartina44Don't KnowCTNew HavenA, CDC, F, NC, PConspiracyNot sentenced20182019FCP/FAF/MFE
JohnsonBobby16BlackCTNew HavenCDC, H, IO, PMurder38 years20072015FCP/FAOMILD
JohnsonJohnnie18BlackCTNew HavenHMurder75 years20012013P/FAOM
LapointeRichard41WhiteCTTollandA, H, IOMurderLife without parole19922015DNA*FCOM
LewisScott25BlackCTNew HavenHMurder120 years19952015P/FAOM
MillerBenjamin42WhiteCTFairfieldCV, HMurder25 years19731989FCOMILD
Miller, Jr.Lawrence J.36WhiteCTFairfieldCVAssault32 years19831997MWIDOM
MorrisSpeciale24BlackCTNew HavenA, CDC, F, NC, PConspiracyNot sentenced20182019FCP/FAF/MFE
NowackiMichael57WhiteCTFairfieldNCOther Nonviolent Felony1 year and 3 months20122015
PalladinoJohn41WhiteCTNew LondonNCSexual Assault3 years20002002P/FA
ReidMark22BlackCTHartfordSexual Assault12 years19972003DNA*MWIDF/MFE
RomanMiguel31HispanicCTHartfordCV, H, IO, JIMurder60 years19902009DNAP/FA
SaracenoDavid18WhiteCTMiddlesexAArsonNot sentenced19981999FCOM
SeriMichael Caesar42WhiteCTFairfieldCVChild Sex Abuse6 months to 5 years20012003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
SwintonAlfred42BlackCTHartfordH, IO, JIMurder60 years20012018DNA*P/FAF/MFE
ThompsonHubert27BlackCTHartfordSexual Assault12 years19982012DNAMWID
TillmanJames Calvin25BlackCTHartfordIOSexual Assault45 years19892006DNAMWIDF/MFE
VargasAlfredo62HispanicCTFairfieldCV, NCChild Sex Abuse12 years20022006P/FAILD