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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 column labeled "Tags" allows you to sort and search cases by each of several additional common characteristics. To see the definitions of these terms, click on their full names:  ​

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:

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.

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AbdalWarith Habib43BlackNYErieIOSexual Assault20 to Life19831999DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
CapozziAnthony27WhiteNYErieSexual Assault11 to 35 years19872007DNAMWID
DeJacLynn30WhiteNYErieCV, F, H, JI, NCMurder25 years19942008DNA*P/FA
DixonValentino21BlackNYErieCIU, H, IOMurder38 1/3 to life19922018MWIDP/FAOM
DombrowskiPeter37WhiteNYErieRobbery9 to 18 years19851990MWIDOMILD
EppsCory25BlackNYErieH, IOMurder25 to life19982017MWIDOM
EzeLouis31BlackNYErieCV, NCChild Sex Abuse35 2/3 to life19932007P/FAF/MFEILD
JohnsonNathaniel40BlackNYErieRobbery5 years20102013MWIDOM
OkongwuDominic41BlackNYErieCV, NCChild Sex Abuse50 years19932011P/FAF/MFEILD
OrtizJosue22HispanicNYErieH, PManslaughter25 years20062015DNA*FCOM
PacyonDouglas28WhiteNYErieSexual Assault3 years and 6 months19852010DNAMWID
ThagardJerome16BlackNYErieHMurder25 to life20102014P/FAOM
WhiteMichael35Native AmericanNYErieNCSexual Assault5 years20062015DNA*P/FA
WosuJoy33BlackNYErieCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse25 years19932009P/FAF/MFEILD