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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: Witness 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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BaileyJherelle27BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale1 year20102010P/FAOM
BakerKevin23BlackNJCamdenH, IOMurder60 to life19962020P/FAF/MFEILD
BallardNathanielBlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20082010P/FAOM
BarnesJoel26BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20092010P/FAOM
BecerraGilbert19BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale1 year20092010P/FAOM
BerrymanEarl24BlackNJEssexIO, SASexual Assault50 years19851997MWIDP/FAILD
BeverlyShawn30BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20082010P/FAOM
CassAlbert44BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWWeapon Possession or Sale5 years20082010P/FAOM
ChaparroAnthony48HispanicNJUnionSASexual AssaultLife20032014DNAMWIDILD
CottleCharles22BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale5 years20082009P/FAOM
CromedyMcKinley29BlackNJMiddlesexSASexual Assault60 years19941999DNAMWID
DembyRonald42BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20082009P/FAOM
DixonJohn27BlackNJEssexP, SASexual Assault45 years19912001DNAMWID
DorvalJean21BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962018MWIDP/FAOMILD
FrazierBryheem23BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale5 years20082009P/FAOM
GentryJacob27WhiteNJSussexH, NCPR, NWManslaughter30 years20112016OM
GibsonPaul47BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072010P/FAOM
GrahamWilliamBlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 years20082010P/FAOM
GrossGeorge38WhiteNJGloucesterCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced19982001P/FAILD
HaganLewis38BlackNJMiddlesexCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse4 years20042010P/FAILD
HalseyByron24BlackNJUnionCV, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NWMurderLife19882007DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
HarrellDion22BlackNJMonmouthCV, IO, SASexual Assault8 years19922016DNAMWIDF/MFE
Harris IIIJames24BlackNJCamdenH, JIMurder75 years20152023P/FA
HendersonRobert52BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072009P/FAOM
HendersonRobert54BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 years20092010P/FAOM
HillTaron18BlackNJCamdenCIU, H, JIMurder60 years20062021MWIDP/FAILD
KamienskiPaul35WhiteNJOceanHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19882010P/FAOM
KelleyEric28BlackNJPassaicCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
KnightCurtis35BlackNJEssexHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder30 years19902001P/FAOM
LandanoVincent James36WhiteNJHudsonCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19771998P/FAOM
LeeRalph30BlackNJPassaicCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19962018DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
Lopez-SiguenzaCarlos21HispanicNJAtlanticCV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse3 years20042012P/FAILD
LouisJames20BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962020MWIDFCP/FAOM
McLeanMelvin42BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20072010P/FAOM
MervilusEmmanuel22BlackNJUnionPR, OF, NW, WTRobbery11 years20082013MWIDF/MFEOMILD
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22WhiteNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NC, SACW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAOM
MooreClarence36BlackNJAtlanticIO, SAPR, WH, NWSexual AssaultLife19872006MWIDOM
NashA. Jabir39BlackNJEssexCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse22 years20022013P/FA
OladapoAyodeji27BlackNJUnionCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse18 years20042009P/FAF/MFEOMILD
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCPR, NWMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
PetersonLarry36BlackNJBurlingtonH, IO, JI, SAMurderLife19892006DNAP/FAF/MFE
PierreDuquene22BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962016MWIDP/FAOMILD
PitmanPerman34BlackNJCamdenH, PPR, WHManslaughter5 years20072010P/FAOM
PittsKenneth33BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20092010P/FAOM
Prati, Jr.Ronald28WhiteNJMercerSASexual Assault20 years19962009DNAMWID
RichardsonGerard28BlackNJSomersetBM, H, IOMurder30 years19952013DNAF/MFE
RobertsRodney29BlackNJEssexCV, P, SAKidnapping7 years19962014DNAMWID
RodriguezEdwin28HispanicNJMiddlesexM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Violent MisdemeanorNot sentenced20142014P/FAOM
RolaxAntwyne23BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20082009P/FAOM
RossVincent21BlackNJEssexCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse15 years19891992P/FAOM
RuizOscar34HispanicNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20092010P/FAOM
RussoCarmine51WhiteNJEssexM, NCPR, WHAssaultFine19972001P/FAOMILD
RyanMichael50WhiteNJAtlanticMOther Nonviolent MisdemeanorProbation20162018MWID
ShawFrank50BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20082009P/FAOM
ShephardDavid L.21BlackNJEssexSASexual Assault30 years19841995DNAMWID
SimmonsLawrence19BlackNJPassaicCDC, HPR, NWMurderLife19772000P/FAOM
SmithJulius30BlackNJHudsonRobbery20 years20102017MWID
SpearsDarryl23BlackNJMercerPR, OF, NW, KP, PJWeapon Possession or Sale15 years20142018P/FAOM
StewartGeorge28BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale2 years20092009P/FAOM
TrocheJuan41HispanicNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale5 years20092010P/FAOM
VegaDamaso37HispanicNJMonmouthCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19821989P/FAOM
VegaJose33HispanicNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleProbation20092010P/FAOM
WashingtonSean23BlackNJCamdenH, IOMurder60 to life19962020P/FAF/MFEILD
WaysAnthony19BlackNJCamdenHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19912005MWIDP/FAOM
WhitleyHarold33BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20082010P/FAOM
WorthyTerence36BlackNJEssexNC, POF, WH, NWWeapon Possession or Sale7 years20042005P/FAOM
Wright, Jr.Isaac28BlackNJSomersetCDCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJDrug Possession or SaleLife19911998P/FAOM