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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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BakerJeffrey39WhiteMTLewis and ClarkCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse20 years20122017P/FAILD
BauerChester26WhiteMTSilver BowSAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault30 years19831997DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
BradfordTy39WhiteMTGallatinNCAssault10 years19992003P/FAILD
BromgardJimmy Ray18WhiteMTYellowstoneCV, IO, SAFA, WH, NW, PJChild Sex Abuse40 years19872002DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BurkhartRichard22WhiteMTCascadeCDC, H, IOOF, NW, WTMurderLife20022017P/FAOM
CrosbyDaniel31WhiteMTMissoulaCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse3 years19962008P/FAF/MFE
EhrlickCasey19WhiteMTYellowstoneNC, SASexual AssaultNot sentenced20152016P/FAF/MFE
EskewJasmine21WhiteMTCascadeCV, FOF, NW, INTChild Abuse5 years20142017FCOM
GhostbearEdward34Native AmericanMTHillCV, NC, SAPR, WH, NW, PLChild Sex Abuse5 years20122020P/FAF/MFEOM
JenkinsPaul39WhiteMTLewis and ClarkCDC, H, IOMurder100 years19952018DNAP/FA
KordonowyPaul D.24WhiteMTRichlandSAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault30 years19902003DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
LawrenceFreddie Joe31WhiteMTLewis and ClarkCDC, H, IOMurder100 years19952018DNAFCP/FA
MarbleCody17WhiteMTMissoulaCV, IO, JV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse5 years20022017P/FA
MorseBarney61WhiteMTDeer LodgeNC, SASexual Assault5 years20132015
RaugustRichard31WhiteMTSandersH, IOOF, WHMurderLife19982016P/FAOM