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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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BerryDeMarlo18BlackNVClarkCIU, H, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NWMurderLife19952017MWIDP/FAOM
BroamJack Ray29WhiteNVChurchillCSH, CV, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex AbuseLife19901998P/FAOM
BrowningPaul29BlackNVClarkHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderDeath19862020DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ClarkDerek18BlackNVClarkCIU, M, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleCommunity service20122017F/MFE
ComstockStephen43WhiteNVWashoeNCPR, WHPossession of Stolen Property10 to 25 years20042015OM
CraineLeonard37BlackNVClarkCV, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19902002P/FAF/MFE
Dealba, Jr.Ignacio22HispanicNVClarkCDCOF, NW, WTAttempted Murder5 years and 6 months to 24 years20062022MWIDP/FAOM
GonzalezErnesto53HispanicNVWashoeCDC, H, NCMurderLife20132020P/FA
GrimesKiko20BlackNVClarkCIU, M, NC, PDrug Possession or Sale8 months20132017F/MFE
HayesReginald14BlackNVClarkCDC, CV, H, JV, PMurderLife without parole19851999MWIDP/FAILD
HaysRobert A.33WhiteNVClarkCV, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJChild Sex AbuseLife19932007FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
JacksonDwayne18BlackNVClarkPRobbery4 years20032011DNAF/MFE
JohnsonMichael55WhiteNVClarkCIU, M, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleCommunity service20112017F/MFE
LaPenaFrank35WhiteNVClarkCDC, H, JIMurderLife19772021P/FA
LobatoKirstin18WhiteNVClarkF, H, IO, JIMurder40 to 100 years20022017FCP/FAF/MFEILD
ManningJay Cee28WhiteNVChurchillCSH, CV, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex AbuseLife19901998P/FAOM
MirandaRoberto38BlackNVClarkCDC, HMurderDeath19821996P/FAILD
RobinsonRobert35BlackNVClarkCIU, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20112017F/MFE
SteeseFred28WhiteNVClarkH, JI, PPR, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole19952017MWIDFCP/FAOM
ThompsonLuqris19BlackNVClarkKidnapping9 to 23 years20072012MWIDILD
TuttleAmber21WhiteNVClarkCIU, F, M, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122017F/MFE
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM