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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


How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you s​ee 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.


OM Tags

  • 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: Witnes​s 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 !​

OM Tags
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AlexanderRichard29BlackINSt. JosephSASexual Assault70 years19982001DNAMWIDF/MFE
AllenChristopher27BlackINSt. JosephHMurder144 years20022006MWIDF/MFE
BarnhouseWilliam35WhiteINDelawareIO, SASexual Assault80 years19922017DNAMWIDF/MFE
BensonLeon22BlackINMarionCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WHMurder60 years19992023MWIDP/FAOMILD
BrownJeffrey45WhiteINNobleNC, PSex Offender Registration6 months20112016ILD
BunchKristine21WhiteINDecaturA, CV, F, H, IO, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurder60 years19962012P/FAF/MFEOM
BuntinHarold15BlackINMarionJV, SASexual Assault50 years19862007DNAMWIDF/MFE
CammDavid36WhiteINFloydCDC, CV, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife20022013DNAP/FAOM
CanenLana43WhiteINElkhartCDC, F, HPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder55 years20052012P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CooperKeith29BlackINElkhartCV, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WT, PJRobbery40 years19972017DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
DeMotteWilliam38WhiteINVermillionCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse10 years19891991P/FAF/MFE
DonaldWillie23BlackINLakeH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19922016MWIDOM
DunnDewayne46BlackINElkhartH, NCMurder58 years20112022F/MFEILD
EverlingSteven33WhiteINMadisonCV, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex AbuseLife20082012P/FAF/MFEOMILD
Fox, Sr.Larry37WhiteINScottH, NCMurder40 years19881993F/MFE
GabyMichael27WhiteINTippecanoeCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse20 years20102012P/FAOMILD
GlennRoosevelt27BlackINLakeIO, JI, SASexual Assault36 years19932017DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFE
GoudyWalter25BlackINMadisonCDC, HPR, WH, NW, KPMurder110 years19952012MWIDP/FAOM
HatcherGerald24BlackINMarionPR, NWRobbery90 years19781989MWIDOMILD
HickingbottomMichael38BlackINMiamiNCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJAssault6 years20182019P/FAOM
HillJames17BlackINLakeJV, SAPR, OF, WHSexual Assault35 years19822009MWIDP/FAOM
HillJames17BlackINLakeH, JVPR, WHMurder47 years20182022DNAFCP/FAOM
Jacobs, Jr.Ralph A.30WhiteINHenryCDC, H, POF, NW, INTMurder8 years19911993FCP/FAOM
JeffersJohn14WhiteINKnoxH, JV, PH, P, SAMurder34 years19772003FC
JulianBilly20WhiteINMadisonA, CDC, JIOF, WH, NW, WTArson15 years20032010P/FAF/MFEOM
LattaJacqueline27WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, F, H, NCPR, WH, PJMurder50 years19902002FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LattaRoger26WhiteINLaPorteA, CV, H, NCPR, WHMurder50 years19902002P/FAF/MFEOMILD
LaudigJessie36WhiteINMarionNCSex Offender Registration8 months and 10 days20182022
MayesLarry30BlackINLakeIO, SAPR, WHSexual Assault80 years19822001DNAMWIDOM
McCulloughRobert24WhiteINLaPorteCV, NCChild Abuse20 years19901998P/FAILD
NeirynckBrian33WhiteINSt. JosephCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse30 years20032012F/MFEILD
ParishChristopher21BlackINElkhartCVOF, WH, NW, WT, PJAttempted Murder30 years19982006DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
PinkinsDarryl37BlackINLakeIO, JI, SASexual Assault65 years19912016DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFE
ReedPamela36WhiteINHendricksF, NCTheft4 days19971998
RoyerAndrew27WhiteINElkhartH, IOPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder55 years20052021FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
SailorsGerald46WhiteINHuntingtonH, NCPR, NWManslaughter22 years19911993F/MFEOMILD
ScruggsDwayne 32BlackINMarionCV, SASexual Assault40 years19861993DNAMWIDILD
SimsMack21BlackINElkhartPR, OF, WH, NW, WTAttempted Murder35 years19942019MWIDOM
SmithCharles29BlackINAllenCDC, HPR, WHMurderDeath19831991P/FAOMILD
SmithChristopher C.32WhiteINHenryCDC, H, POF, NW, INTMurder38 years19911993FCP/FAOM
ThomasDeama27BlackINSt. JosephRobbery6 years19891992MWID
WarrenDawan18BlackINDeKalbCDC, PRobbery6 years19982013P/FA
WatkinsJerry26WhiteINHancockCV, H, JI, SAPR, WHMurder60 years19862000DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
WilsonDonald42WhiteINGibsonNCOF, NW, PJOther Violent Felony2 years and 2 months19951997FCP/FAOM
WoodDanny26WhiteINBartholomewCV, SAChild Sex Abuse12 years19871990P/FA
YatesMichael25BlackINHowardCDCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTAttempt, Violent20 years20092023MWIDP/FAOMILD
ZawackiRichard38WhiteINHuntingtonCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse4 years20002001P/FA