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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.

Race
Tags
Count= 37
AdamsJohnathan12WhiteGACarrollCV, H, PMurder1 year20052006FCOM
BradleyKelvin26BlackGAFultonNCAssault20 years20122017OMILD
BryanSheila43WhiteGATiftA, F, H, NCMurderLife19982000F/MFE
CampbellLori32BlackGADouglasFTheftProbation20052007MWIDILD
CannonTrevor22WhiteGAChathamCV, H, NCManslaughter8 years20152018OMILD
CarrWeldon Wayne57WhiteGAFultonA, H, NCMurderLife19942004F/MFEOM
CashElgerie45WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
ChapmanJustin27WhiteGAHaralsonA, H, JIMurderLife20072016P/FAOMILD
ChumleyTom Edwin52WhiteGAColumbiaHMurderLife20052009FCILD
ClarkRobert20BlackGACobbIOSexual AssaultLife19822005DNAMWIDOM
CservakWayne20WhiteGAWhitfieldCV, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19971997P/FAILD
DinningJack38WhiteGARabunHMurderLife19931997P/FAOM
DwightNathan Christopher21BlackGARockdaleRobberyLife20102013DNA*MWIDOM
EcholsDouglas25BlackGAChathamIOSexual Assault31 years19872002DNAMWID
EllisBurrell54BlackGADeKalbNCPerjury1 year and 6 months20152017P/FA
GardinerKenneth21WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
GoogeMichael26WhiteGAGlynnP, IOBurglary/Unlawful Entry2 years20082015DNAP/FA
HarrisonClarence27BlackGADeKalbIOSexual AssaultLife19872004DNAMWIDF/MFE
JohnsonCalvin 25BlackGAClaytonSexual AssaultLife19831999DNAMWIDF/MFE
JohnsonTimothy22BlackGAHoustonH, PMurderLife19842013P/FAILD
JonesMark20WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
Lee, Jr.Lawrence William25WhiteGAWayneCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19872015P/FAOMILD
LeverettRon29BlackGAHartDrug Possession or Sale3 years19931994MWIDILD
LucciDominic22WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
MarshallMichael41BlackGAFultonIO, PRobbery4 years20082009DNAMWID
NelsonGary29BlackGAChathamCV, HMurderDeath19801991P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PeraltaDavid23HispanicGADeKalbH, JIMurderLife20012013MWIDP/FA
RoesserChristopher25WhiteGAGwinnettH, NCMurderLife20082013P/FAOMILD
ScottSamuel28BlackGAChathamSexual AssaultLife19872002DNAMWID
SwanaganLeonard54BlackGACobbNCSex Offender Registration1 year20112012ILD
WanzerTerry Lee20WhiteGAClaytonCVSexual AssaultLife19731991MWID
WareMelonie30BlackGADeKalbCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife20052009P/FAF/MFEILD
WeathingtonJennifer19WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
WhiteJohn Jerome19BlackGAMeriwetherIOSexual AssaultLife19802007DNAMWIDF/MFE
WilliamsJames50WhiteGAChathamH, NCMurderLife19821989P/FAOMILD
WilliamsWillie23BlackGAFultonIOSexual Assault45 years19852007DNAMWIDF/MFE
WordLathan18BlackGAMuscogeeCVRobbery15 years20002011P/FAOMILD