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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 two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort and search cases by each of several additional characteristics. To see more detailed definitions for some of these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links:

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:

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct

  • 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: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

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.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
Count= 18
AbbittJoseph 31BlackNCForsythCV, IO, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19952009DNAMWID
Brown, Jr.Knolly37BlackNCEdgecombCV, P, SAChild Sex Abuse5 to 6 3/4 years20092016DNAMWIDF/MFE
CottonRonald22BlackNCAlamanceSASexual AssaultLife19851995DNAMWIDF/MFE
DailDwayne Allen17WhiteNCWayneCV, IO, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19892007DNAMWIDF/MFE
DanielsErick14BlackNCDurhamPR, WHRobbery10 to 14 years20012008MWIDOMILD
FinchCharles38BlackNCWilsonH, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderDeath19762019MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
GarnerTerence16BlackNCWayneAttempted Murder32 to 43 years19982002MWIDP/FA
GrimesWillie41BlackNCCatawbaIO, SASexual AssaultLife19882012MWIDF/MFE
HuntDarryl19BlackNCForsythHOF, WHMurderLife19852004DNAMWIDP/FAOM
JeanLesly22BlackNCOnslowSAPR, WHSexual AssaultLife19821991DNAMWIDOM
KagonyeraKenneth20BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder12 to 15 years20012011DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD
LongRonnie20BlackNCCabarrusIO, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJSexual AssaultLife19762020MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
MasseyShawn Giovanni25BlackNCMecklenburgCV, IOOF, WHKidnapping11 1/2 to 15 1/4 years19992010MWIDOM
SheltonHorace51BlackNCBuncombeForgery10 7/12 to 13 1/2 years20122014MWIDILD
SnipesSteven 35BlackNCLeeRobbery7 years and 6 months19982003MWIDILD
WatersLeo30WhiteNCOnslowSASexual AssaultLife19822003DNAMWID
WilcoxsonRobert21BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder12 1/2 to 15 3/4 years20022011DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
Williams, Jr.Larry16BlackNCBuncombeCDC, H, JI, PPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurder10 years20022015DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD