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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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AlexanderBrian31WhiteMIInghamCV, NCChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20152017P/FA
ArmstrongRichard25WhiteMIOtsegoCV, NCChild Sex Abuse14 to 30 years20062012P/FAOMILD
CarterQuentin16BlackMIKentCVChild Sex Abuse6 to 20 years19922015P/FA
ClayJames Chad-Lewis16BlackMIWayneCVChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20172019ILD
ClearyMark27WhiteMIMacombCV, NCChild Sex Abuse20 to 30 years19892005P/FAOM
DabbWayne56WhiteMIDickinsonCVChild Sex Abuse4 3/4 to 15 years20052008ILD
FaganJames36BlackMIGeneseeCVChild Sex AbuseLife19881998P/FAF/MFEILD
FisherGregory49BlackMIWayneCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 to 30 years20022017DNA*P/FAF/MFE
JoseTerrence32HispanicMIOaklandCV, NCChild Sex Abuse25 to 40 years20102014P/FAILD
LackeyKevin18BlackMIWayneCIU, CV, IOChild Sex Abuse15 to 25 years19932019F/MFEILD
PerryJames Norman31WhiteMIOaklandCV, NCChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced20062008P/FAOM
RedickNeal28WhiteMIGeneseeCV, NCChild Sex Abuse16 to 30 years19922007P/FA
SwainLorinda36WhiteMICalhounCV, F, IO, JI, NCChild Sex Abuse25 to 50 years20022016P/FAOMILD
ThompsonTroy40WhiteMICalhounCV, NCChild Sex Abuse4 to 15 years20142017P/FAOMILD
TomasikDennis34WhiteMIKentCV, NCChild Sex Abuse12 to 50 years20072017P/FAF/MFEILD
TrakhtenbergJacob67WhiteMIOaklandCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 years20062013P/FAOMILD
WaldenDerrick36WhiteMIBerrienCVChild Sex Abuse25 to 75 years20152017P/FA
YoungBernard29BlackMIWayneCV, IOChild Sex Abuse60 to 100 years19892017P/FAOM