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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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BecerraJeanie21WhiteKSShawneeF, M, NCOF, NW, PJAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
BledsoeFloyd23WhiteKSJeffersonCV, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, PLMurderLife20002015DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BuchhornCarrody42WhiteKSDouglasCV, F, H, NCMurder10 years and 3 months20182022F/MFEILD
CoonesOlin50WhiteKSWyandotteCIU, H, IO, JI, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurder50 to life20092020P/FAF/MFEOMILD
DunnLisa18WhiteKSThomasF, HMurderLife without parole19851992
EllisonJason23WhiteKSDouglasNC, SASexual Assault23 years20062011P/FA
Garza, Jr.Merardo37HispanicKSSedgwickCV, SAChild Sex Abuse25 to Life20082021P/FA
HarperBobby28WhiteKSSedgwickNCBurglary/Unlawful Entry3 1/2 to 7 years19872020
HumistonChad19WhiteKSSewardCDC, CV, HPR, NW, KPMurder16 years and 11 months20012004P/FAOMILD
JonesJoe C.23BlackKSShawneeSASexual AssaultLife19861992DNAMWID
JonesRichard23BlackKSJohnsonCDC, IOOF, NW, WTRobbery19 years20012017MWIDOM
LoweryEddie22WhiteKSRileySAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJSexual Assault11 to Life19822003DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
LymanChristopher29WhiteKSGearyCV, H, NC, SA, SBSPR, WHMurderLife20152023F/MFEOMILD
MataMichael13WhiteKSClayCV, JV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse2 years20112011P/FA
McIntyreLamonte17BlackKSWyandotteH, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19942017MWIDP/FAOM
MorrisArthur34WhiteKSShawneeM, NCOF, NW, PJAssaultNot sentenced20142014P/FAOMILD
SwensonNathaniel21BlackKSSedgwickAttempted Murder16 years and 11 months20002013P/FAILD
WestmorelandDonte23BlackKSRileyCDCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJDrug Possession or Sale7 years and 8 months.20172021P/FAOM
WilsonAlbert20BlackKSDouglasCV, NC, SASexual Assault12 years and 3 months20192021P/FAF/MFEOMILD