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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
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DorvalJean21BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962018MWIDP/FAOMILD
GentryJacob27WhiteNJSussexH, NCPR, NWManslaughter30 years20112016OM
HalseyByron24BlackNJUnionCV, H, IOOF, WH, NWMurderLife19882007DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
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
LouisJames20BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962020MWIDFCP/FAOM
MervilusEmmanuel22BlackNJUnionPR, OF, NW, WTRobbery11 years20082013MWIDF/MFEOMILD
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22WhiteNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NCCW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAOM
MooreClarence36BlackNJAtlanticIOPR, WH, NWSexual AssaultLife19872006MWIDOM
OladapoAyodeji27BlackNJUnionCV, NCPR, NWChild Sex Abuse18 years20042009P/FAF/MFEOMILD
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCPR, NWMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
PierreDuquene22BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962016MWIDP/FAOMILD
PitmanPerman34BlackNJCamdenH, PPR, WHManslaughter5 years20072010P/FAOM
RodriguezEdwin28HispanicNJMiddlesexM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Violent MisdemeanorNot sentenced20142014P/FAOM
RussoCarmine51WhiteNJEssexM, NCPR, WHAssaultFine19972001P/FAOMILD
SimmonsLawrence19BlackNJPassaicCDC, HPR, NWMurderLife19772000P/FAOM
SpearsDarryl23BlackNJMercerPR, OF, NW, KP, PJWeapon Possession or Sale15 years20142018P/FAOM
VegaDamaso37HispanicNJMonmouthCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19821989P/FAOM
WaysAnthony19BlackNJCamdenHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19912005MWIDP/FAOM
WorthyTerence36BlackNJEssexNC, POF, WH, NWWeapon Possession or Sale7 years20042005P/FAOM