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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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AdamsJohnathan12WhiteGACarrollCV, H, PMurder1 year20052006FCOM
BradleyKelvin26BlackGAFultonNCAssault20 years20122017OMILD
CannonTrevor22WhiteGAChathamCV, H, NCManslaughter8 years20152018OMILD
CarrWeldon Wayne57WhiteGAFultonA, H, NCMurderLife19942004F/MFEOM
ChapmanJustin27WhiteGAHaralsonA, H, JIMurderLife20072016P/FAOMILD
ClarkRobert20BlackGACobbIOSexual AssaultLife19822005DNAMWIDOM
DwightNathan Christopher21BlackGARockdaleRobberyLife20102013DNA*MWIDOM
GardinerKenneth21WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
JonesMark20WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
Lee, Jr.Lawrence William25WhiteGAWayneCDC, CV, H, JIMurderDeath19872015P/FAOMILD
LucciDominic22WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
NelsonGary29BlackGAChathamCV, HMurderDeath19801991P/FAF/MFEOMILD
RoesserChristopher25WhiteGAGwinnettH, NCMurderLife20082013P/FAOMILD
WilliamsJames50WhiteGAChathamH, NCMurderLife19821989P/FAOMILD
WordLathan18BlackGAMuscogeeCVRobbery15 years20002011P/FAOMILD