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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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AlexanderJohn Randall22WhiteMSPanolaCV, HMurderLife19892010P/FA
AndersonRoland32BlackMSHindsCVAssault15 years19972007MWIDILD
BassJimmy18BlackMSBolivarIOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTRobbery50 years19882010P/FAOMILD
BivensPhillip28BlackMSForrestCDC, H, P, IO, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19802010DNAFCP/FAOM
BrewerKennedy21BlackMSNoxubeeBM, CV, H, IO, JI, SAFA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19952008DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
BrooksLevon26BlackMSNoxubeeBM, CV, H, IO, SAFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19922008DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
BrownLeeVester33BlackMSCoahomaCV, H, NC, SBSMurderLife without parole20062018F/MFE
BrownSherwood24BlackMSDeSotoBM, CV, H, IO, SAMurderDeath19952021DNAP/FAF/MFE
ButlerSabrina18BlackMSLowndesCV, F, H, NCPR, NWMurderDeath19901995FCF/MFEOM
DixonBobby Ray22BlackMSForrestCDC, H, IO, PH, P, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19802010DNAFCP/FAOM
EdmondsTyler13WhiteMSOktibbehaH, JVMurderLife20042008FCP/FAF/MFE
FlowersCurtis26BlackMSMontgomeryH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19972020MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HallJason26BlackMSForrestOther Nonviolent Felony5 years20122016
Howard, Jr.Eddie Lee38BlackMSLowndesBM, H, IO, SAMurderDeath19942021DNAFCF/MFEILD
HughesElicia32BlackMSHindsF, HPR, NWMurderLife20072007F/MFEOMILD
JohnsonArthur33BlackMSSunflowerSASexual Assault55 years19932008DNAMWID
JordanCarl 32BlackMSHarrisonNCAssault20 years20142018P/FA
ManningWillie24BlackMSOktibbehaHOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19962015P/FAOM
NorwoodMatthew15BlackMSHindsIO, JV, PRobbery15 years19972010MWID
ParksCornelius30BlackMSKemperM, NCAssaultFine20112017P/FAILD
Richardson, Sr.Harvill66WhiteMSHarrisonH, NCMurderLife20112017
RuffinLarry19BlackMSForrestCDC, H, PH, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19802011DNAFCP/FAOM
StubbsLeigh20WhiteMSLincolnBM, F, IO, NC, SAPR, WHAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
TownsendBobby43BlackMSWebsterNC, SAPR, WHSexual Assault30 years19992001P/FAOMILD
VanceTammy31WhiteMSLincolnBM, F, IO, NC, SAPR, WHAssault44 years20012013F/MFEOM
WillisCedric19BlackMSHindsCV, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19972006DNAMWIDOM