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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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AlowonleRilwan50BlackMNWashingtonNC, SASexual Assault4 years20072010P/FAILD
BemboomBryan37WhiteMNPineDrug Possession or Sale3 years and 8 months20162021
BullockKeith27WhiteMNHennepinH, PMurderNot sentenced19921992
DavisJavon26BlackMNHennepinIOAttempted Murder28 years and 3 months20152020P/FAILD
DziubakRichard Paul34WhiteMNRamseyH, NC, PManslaughter6 years and 9 months19871989P/FAF/MFE
GoldensteinPaulene42WhiteMNHennepinCV, F, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse10 years19921994P/FAF/MFE
GoldensteinRonald51WhiteMNHennepinCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse10 years19921994P/FAF/MFE
HansenMichael27WhiteMNDouglasCV, H, IO, JI, NCMurder14 years and 6 months20062011P/FAF/MFE
HaynesMarvin16BlackMNHennepinH, IO, JVOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife20052023MWIDP/FAOM
HillBenjamin30WhiteMNRamseyNCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJWeapon Possession or Sale5 years20132018P/FAOM
JacksonSammy42BlackMNRamseyNC, PDrug Possession or Sale1 year and 3 months20142015F/MFE
LarsonHollis43WhiteMNGoodhueNCThreats2 years and 5 months20082015
LeeKoua Fong28AsianMNRamseyCV, H, IOManslaughter8 years20072010ILD
LewisGeorge28BlackMNHennepinSASexual Assault12 years and 8 months19881991MWIDF/MFE
LivingstonJoseph33WhiteMNWrightNC, PTraffic Offense5 years and 2 months20162021
Lozoya Jr.Clarence25Native AmericanMNCarltonNC, PAssault4 years20172019
OlsenRoger37WhiteMNHoustonCV, NC, SAPR, NW, PLChild Sex Abuse24 years20062008P/FAOMILD
Patterson, Jr.Ronnie31BlackMNHennepinNC, PSex Offender Registration1 year and 8 months20082012ILD
PayneDana28WhiteMNHennepinCV, NCFA, WH, NW, PJOther Violent Felony1 year19891991P/FAF/MFEOM
PetersonNicholas25WhiteMNMille LacsNC, PWeapon Possession or Sale4 years20122021
SarberLaurence40WhiteMNWashingtonPR, WHDrug Possession or Sale13 years and 2 months20042009P/FAOMILD
SutherlinDavid Brian23BlackMNRamseySASexual Assault3 years and 7 months19852002DNAMWID