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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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CarrJohnetta16BlackKYJeffersonCDC, F, H, IO, JI, JVOF, WH, NW, WTManslaughter20 years20082019DNAP/FAOM
ChandlerEdwin21BlackKYJeffersonH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJManslaughter30 years19952009MWIDFCP/FAOM
ClarkJeffrey21WhiteKYMeadeH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, PJ, PLMurderLife19952018DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
GirtsJason22WhiteKYBullittCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse7 years20062008P/FA
Gonzales-BarbozaJuan Carlos23HispanicKYHendersonCV, IO, P, SAChild Sex Abuse5 years19962017DNAMWIDILD
GrahamNorman33WhiteKYToddH, IO, SAMurder40 years20082019F/MFE
GregoryWilliam42BlackKYJeffersonIO, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault70 years19932000DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HardinGarr Keith22WhiteKYMeadeH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, PJ, PLMurderLife19952018DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HostetlerDaniel18WhiteKYHartH, IO, NC, PPR, WHManslaughter13 years20132019FCOMILD
HurtPaul25WhiteKYJeffersonCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseLife20012019P/FAF/MFEILD
KingSusan38WhiteKYSpencerF, H, IO, POF, NW, PJManslaughter10 years20082014P/FAF/MFEOM
KiperBen26WhiteKYButlerCV, NC, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse55 years20002007P/FA
OsborneLarry17WhiteKYWhitleyCDC, H, JVMurderDeath19992002P/FA
PartinDelmar37WhiteKYKnoxH, IOPR, NWMurderLife19942019F/MFEOM
PlotnickSamuel28WhiteKYWhitleyCV, IO, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse20 years20012008P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PorterKerry34BlackKYJeffersonH, IO, JIMurder60 years19982011DNAMWIDP/FA
SchoettleMicah35WhiteKYKentonCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse23 years20182019P/FA
SmithTimothy35WhiteKYKentonCV, NC, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse20 years20012006P/FAF/MFEILD
VirgilWilliam35BlackKYCampbellH, IO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurder70 years19882017DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
VonAllmenMichael24WhiteKYJeffersonIO, SAOF, NW, WTSexual Assault35 years19832010MWIDOM
WestKeith19BlackKYJeffersonH, IO, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderLife19952019P/FAOMILD
YellRobert27WhiteKYLoganA, CV, H, IO, NCManslaughter52 years20062019F/MFE