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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

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How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see 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.

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

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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AgnewGregory28BlackILLakeNCRobbery30 years19882001FCP/FAILD
CariniWilliam28WhiteILLakeCIU, SASexual Assault26 years19922017DNAMWID
DominguezAlejandro16HispanicILLakeJV, SAOF, WHSexual Assault9 years19902002DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
GonzalezAngel20HispanicILLakeCIU, IO, SAOF, NW, INTSexual Assault55 years19952015DNAMWIDFCOM
McCaughnPatrick25WhiteILLakeRobbery12 years19961999MWID
Rivera Juan19HispanicILLakeCV, H, IO, JI, SAOF, NW, INTMurderLife19932012DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
StarksBennie26BlackILLakeBM, IO, SAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault60 years19862013DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
StrongJason24WhiteILLakeCDC, CIU, H, IOOF, NW, INTMurder46 years20002015FCP/FAF/MFEOM
WilliamsHerman29WhiteILLakeH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19942022DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD