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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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AlexanderRichard29BlackINSt. JosephSexual Assault70 years19982001DNAMWIDF/MFE
AllenChristopher27BlackINSt. JosephHMurder144 years20022006MWID
BarnhouseWilliam35WhiteINDelawareIOSexual Assault80 years19922017DNAMWIDF/MFE
BunchKristine21WhiteINDecaturA, CV, F, H, IO, NCMurder60 years19962012P/FAF/MFEOM
BuntinHarold15BlackINMarionSexual Assault50 years19862007DNAMWIDF/MFE
CammDavid36WhiteINFloydCDC, CV, HMurderLife20022013DNAP/FAOM
CanenLana43WhiteINElkhartF, HMurder55 years20052012P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CooperKeith29BlackINElkhartCV, IO, JIRobbery40 years19972017DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
DeMotteWilliam38WhiteINVermillionCV, NCChild Sex Abuse10 years19891991P/FA
DonaldWillie23BlackINLakeH, IOMurder60 years19922016MWIDOM
EverlingSteven33WhiteINMadisonCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife20082012P/FAF/MFEOM
Fox, Sr.Larry37WhiteINScottH, NCMurder40 years19881993F/MFE
GabyMichael27WhiteINTippecanoeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse20 years20102012P/FAOMILD
GlennRoosevelt27BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault36 years19932017DNA*MWIDP/FA
GoudyWalter25BlackINMadisonCDC, HMurder110 years19952012MWIDP/FAOM
HickingbottomMichael38BlackINMiamiNCAssault6 years20182019P/FAOM
HillJames17BlackINLakeSexual Assault35 years19822009MWIDP/FAOM
Jacobs, Jr.Ralph A.30WhiteINHenryCDC, H, PMurder8 years19911993FCP/FAOM
JeffersJohn14WhiteINKnoxH, PH, PMurder34 years19772003FC
JulianBilly20WhiteINMadisonA, CDC, JIArson15 years20032010P/FAOM
LattaJacqueline27WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LattaRoger26WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, H, NCMurder50 years19902002P/FAF/MFEOMILD
MayesLarry30BlackINLakeIOSexual Assault80 years19822001DNAMWIDOM
McCulloughRobert24WhiteINLaPorteCV, NCChild Abuse20 years19901998P/FAILD
NeirynckBrian33WhiteINSt. JosephCV, NCChild Sex Abuse30 years20032012ILD
ParishChristopher21BlackINElkhartCVAttempted Murder30 years19982006DNA*MWIDP/FAOMILD
PinkinsDarryl37BlackINLakeIO, JISexual Assault65 years19912016DNA*MWIDP/FA
ReedPamela36WhiteINHendricksF, NCTheft4 days19971998
SailorsGerald46WhiteINHuntingtonH, NCManslaughter22 years19911993F/MFEOMILD
ScruggsDwayne D.32BlackINMarionCVSexual Assault40 years19861993DNAMWID
SimsMack21BlackINElkhartAttempted Murder35 years19942019MWIDOM
SmithCharles29BlackINAllenCDC, HMurderDeath19831991P/FAOMILD
SmithChristopher C.32WhiteINHenryCDC, H, PMurder38 years19911993FCP/FAOM
ThomasDeama27BlackINSt. JosephRobbery6 years19891992MWID
WatkinsJerry26WhiteINHancockCV, H, JIMurder60 years19862000DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
WilsonDonald42WhiteINGibsonNCOther Violent Felony2 years and 2 months19951997FCP/FAOM
WoodDanny26WhiteINBartholomewCVChild Sex Abuse12 years19871990P/FA
ZawackiRichard38WhiteINHuntingtonCV, NCChild Sex Abuse4 years20002001P/FA