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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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AdamsSean21BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
AsheCarlos18BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurder90 years20002013P/FAOM
BirchRalph18WhiteCTLitchfieldH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder55 years19892020DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CarmonAdam21BlackCTNew HavenCV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurder85 years19952023MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
ColtonMurray20WhiteCTNew HavenHMurder50 years19911998P/FA
FigueroaLuis20HispanicCTNew HavenP, SASexual Assault12 years19962014DNAMWID
GalarzaLuis25HispanicCTFairfieldH, JIPR, WH, NWMurderLife without parole20032024P/FAOM
GouldGeorge31BlackCTNew HavenCIU, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder80 years19952024P/FAOM
HarrisLeroy22BlackCTNew HavenCDC, IO, SAPR, OF, NW, KP, PJ, PLSexual Assault80 years19892022DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
HenningShawn17WhiteCTLitchfieldH, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder50 years19892020DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
HenryDarcus21BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
HornVernon17BlackCTNew HavenCDC, H, JVOF, WH, NW, WTMurder70 years20002018MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
IrelandKenneth16WhiteCTNew HavenH, IO, JV, SAMurder50 years19892009DNAP/FAF/MFE
JacksonMarquis19BlackCTNew HavenCDC, HOF, WH, NW, WTMurder45 years20002018MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
JacksonMartina44Don't KnowCTNew HavenA, CDC, F, NC, PConspiracyNot sentenced20182019FCP/FAF/MFE
JohnsonBobby16BlackCTNew HavenCDC, H, IO, JV, PPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder38 years20072015FCP/FAOMILD
JohnsonJohnny18BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurder75 years20012013P/FAOM
LapointeRichard41WhiteCTTollandA, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19922015DNAFCOM
LewisScott25BlackCTNew HavenCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurder120 years19952015P/FAOM
MillerBenjamin42WhiteCTFairfieldCV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder25 years19731989FCF/MFEOMILD
Miller, Jr.Lawrence J.36WhiteCTFairfieldCV, SAOF, WHAssault32 years19831997MWIDOM
MorantStefon21BlackCTNew HavenCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJMurder70 years19942021FCP/FAOM
MorrisSpeciale24BlackCTNew HavenA, CDC, F, NC, PConspiracyNot sentenced20182019FCP/FAF/MFE
NowackiMichael57WhiteCTFairfieldNCOther Nonviolent Felony1 year and 3 months20122015
PalladinoJohn41WhiteCTNew LondonNC, SASexual Assault3 years20002002P/FA
RaynorDonald21BlackCTHartfordCDC, HMurder60 years20152024P/FAF/MFE
ReidMark22BlackCTHartfordSASexual Assault12 years19972003DNAMWIDF/MFE
RomanMiguel31HispanicCTHartfordCV, H, IO, JIMurder60 years19902009DNAP/FA
SaracenoDavid18WhiteCTMiddlesexAOF, NW, INTArsonNot sentenced19981999FCOM
SeriMichael Caesar42WhiteCTFairfieldCV, SAOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse6 months to 5 years20012003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
SkakelMichael15WhiteCTFairfieldCV, H, JVMurder20 to Life20022020F/MFEILD
Staples IIICharles28WhiteCTWindhamCV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse30 years19912020P/FA
StreaterMaceo23BlackCTNew HavenHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurder35 years19932022P/FAOM
SwintonAlfred42BlackCTHartfordBM, H, IO, JI, SAMurder60 years20012018DNAP/FAF/MFE
TejadaDieter17HispanicCTFairfieldCV, IO, JV, NC, PPR, OF, NWAssault9 months20092023P/FAOM
ThompsonHubert27BlackCTHartfordSASexual Assault12 years19982012DNAMWID
TillmanJames Calvin25BlackCTHartfordIO, SASexual Assault45 years19892006DNAMWIDF/MFE
VargasAlfredo62HispanicCTFairfieldCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse12 years20022006P/FAF/MFEILD
WilliamsCharles40BlackCTHartfordJI, NC, SAPR, WHOther Violent Felony10 years20142024P/FAOM