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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.

OM Tags
Count= 17
AdamsSean21BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
AsheCarlos18BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurder90 years20002013P/FAOM
BirchRalph18WhiteCTLitchfieldH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder55 years19892020DNA*P/FAF/MFEOMILD
ColtonMurray20WhiteCTNew HavenHMurder50 years19911998P/FA
HenningShawn17WhiteCTLitchfieldH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder50 years19892020DNA*P/FAF/MFEOMILD
HenryDarcus21BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19992013P/FAOM
HornVernon17BlackCTNew HavenCDC, HOF, WHMurder70 years20002018MWIDP/FAOMILD
IrelandKenneth16WhiteCTNew HavenH, IO, SAMurder50 years19892009DNAP/FAF/MFE
JacksonMarquis19BlackCTNew HavenCDC, HOF, WHMurder45 years20002018MWIDP/FAOMILD
JohnsonBobby16BlackCTNew HavenCDC, H, IO, PPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder38 years20072015FCP/FAOMILD
JohnsonJohnnie18BlackCTNew HavenHPR, WH, NW, KPMurder75 years20012013P/FAOM
LapointeRichard41WhiteCTTollandA, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19922015DNA*FCOM
LewisScott25BlackCTNew HavenHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurder120 years19952015P/FAOM
MillerBenjamin42WhiteCTFairfieldCV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder25 years19731989FCOMILD
RomanMiguel31HispanicCTHartfordCV, H, IO, JIMurder60 years19902009DNAP/FA
SkakelMichael15WhiteCTFairfieldCV, HMurder20 years to Life20022020F/MFEILD
SwintonAlfred42BlackCTHartfordH, IO, JIMurder60 years20012018DNA*P/FAF/MFE