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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.

Race
Tags
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AjamuKwame17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
AldridgeRobert24WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
AllenDante16BlackOHHamiltonKidnappingNot sentenced20052005MWID
ApplemanKent21WhiteOHMuskingumRobbery10 to 25 years19921996P/FA
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
AyersRandall Lynn17WhiteOHHamiltonCVAttempted Murder14 to 50 years19821990MWID
BeckettDale33BlackOHLucasH, JIMurder15 to Life19972003MWIDP/FAOM
BelcherMichael21WhiteOHFranklinHManslaughter20 years19992001OMILD
BookerDonte18BlackOHCuyahogaSexual Assault10 to 25 years19872005DNAMWID
BridgemanWiley20BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
BrownDanny24BlackOHLucasH, IOMurderLife19822001DNAMWID
CelestinoJuan41HispanicOHSanduskyCV, NC, PHChild Sex AbuseLife19911995P/FAOM
ChessmanScott33WhiteOHMontgomeryNCSex Offender Registration3 years20092014
Collier-HammondRosalynd27BlackOHCuyahogaCV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19992017P/FA
CovenderJoel26WhiteOHLorainCV, NCChild Sex Abuse15 to 50 years19962014P/FAF/MFE
D'AmbrosioJoe26WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, HMurderDeath19892012P/FAF/MFEOM
DempseyJack33WhiteOHCuyahogaAArson10 to 25 years19962007OMILD
DossCarl33BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony4 to 10 years19951997
ElkinsClarence35WhiteOHSummitCV, H, IOMurder55 to Life19992005DNAMWID
EllingtonTyrone31BlackOHMahoningCVChild Sex AbuseLife19891991MWIDOM
EnnisSean39WhiteOHFranklinSexual Assault5 to 25 years19901994MWIDOM
Fears, Jr.Joseph R.34BlackOHFranklinSexual Assault15 to 25 years19842009DNAMWID
GillispieRoger Dean23WhiteOHMontgomeryIOSexual Assault22 to 56 years19912017MWIDOM
GloverLaurese16BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurder15 to life19962016F/MFEOM
GondorRobert24WhiteOHPortageCDC, HManslaughter10 to 25 years19902007P/FAF/MFEOMILD
GravesAlbert20BlackOHLorainDrug Possession or Sale11 years20082014OM
GreenAnthony Michael22BlackOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault20 to 50 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HairstonKim32BlackOHFranklinHMurderLife19931995P/FAOM
HarrisAnthony12BlackOHTuscarawasCV, HMurder7 years19992000FCOM
HenlyBrock44BlackOHFranklinNC, PSex Offender Registration90 days20032007ILD
HillDartangnan25BlackOHFranklinCVKidnapping24 years20012005MWIDILD
HoldsworthLarry35WhiteOHPortageCDCRobbery4 to 25 years19881994P/FAILD
HoustonDarrell23BlackOHCuyahogaHMurder33 to Life19922010P/FA
HowardTimothy23BlackOHFranklinH, IOMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HunterTyeona20BlackOHHamiltonCV, F, NCChild Sex Abuse10 to 25 years19942001P/FA
IrbyDerius17BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, CIURobberyNot sentenced20162017MWIDP/FA
JacksonCharles27BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurder30 to life19912019MWIDP/FAOM
JacksonRicky18BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
JamesGary Lamar23BlackOHFranklinH, IOMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JamisonDerrick23BlackOHHamiltonCDC, HMurderDeath19852005P/FAOM
JohnsonEugene17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurder18 to life19962016MWIDF/MFEOM
JohnsonShayla25BlackOHCuyahogaFDrug Possession or Sale1 year and 6 months20122018
JohnstonDale49WhiteOHHockingHMurderDeath19841990MWIDF/MFEOM
JonesDewey30WhiteOHSummitH, IO, JIMurderLife19952014DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KingEvin37BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOMurder15 to life19952017DNA*F/MFE
LarkinsRonald33BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, HMurderLife without parole19862006P/FAOM
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LemonsAnthony19BlackOHCuyahogaHMurder21 to life19952014P/FAOM
LewisAnthony33BlackOHHamiltonRobbery10 to 25 years19861995ILD
LewisNathaniel18BlackOHSummitNCSexual Assault8 years19972004P/FA
McClainAnthony35BlackOHHamiltonCV, HMurder18 to life19952006OM
McClendonRobert34BlackOHFranklinCV, IOChild Sex Abuse15 to Life19912008DNAMWID
MillerChristopher24BlackOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault40 years20022018DNAMWIDP/FAOM
MillerMorgan27BlackOHLucasRobbery20 to 40 years19841992MWID
MooreKenneth45WhiteOHPikeH, PMurder15 to Life19952004OM
MuellerWilliam24WhiteOHWarrenDrug Possession or Sale2 years19861989
NeiningerTimothy18WhiteOHTuscarawasCV, NCChild Sex Abuse1 year and 6 months19932000P/FAOM
Palmer, Sr.Dale37WhiteOHMedinaCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19941997P/FA
PettitLeona27WhiteOHVintonF, H, NCMurder15 to life19992001ILD
PiszczekBrian22WhiteOHCuyahogaIOSexual Assault15 to 25 years19911994DNAMWID
ReevesJohnny41WhiteOHHamiltonCVChild Sex Abuse15 to 50 years19891999P/FA
ReshRandy24WhiteOHPortageCDC, HMurder20 to Life19902007P/FAF/MFEILD
RocheCarlos40BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony5 years20072008ILD
SailorRu-El22BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOMurder25 to life20032018MWID
SeiberGeorge41WhiteOHCuyahogaAssault10 to 25 years19871999MWIDP/FAOM
SillerThomas41WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOMurder30 to life19982011DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
SmithWalter D.27BlackOHFranklinSexual Assault78 to Life19861996DNAMWID
Surritt, Jr.Andrew29WhiteOHFayetteNCBurglary/Unlawful Entry1 year and 6 months19921996
SwalleyTerry39WhiteOHAshtabulaNCDrug Possession or Sale2 years20102015P/FAOM
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCMurder18 to life19931997OM
TinneyGlenn26WhiteOHRichlandH, P, IOMurder15 to life19922015FCOM
TowlerRaymond24BlackOHCuyahogaCV, IOChild Sex AbuseLife19812010DNAMWIDF/MFE
Vaughan IIIJames28BlackOHCuyahogaCV, NCChild Sex AbuseLife without parole20082009P/FAF/MFEILD
WalkerWilliam36BlackOHStarkRobbery3 years20022005MWIDILD
WardJames34BlackOHFranklinTheft1 year19911993
WheattDerrick17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOMurder18 to life19962016F/MFEOM
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NCChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEdward25BlackOHSummitNCAssaultProbation19972015P/FAOM
WilliamsJimmy20BlackOHSummitCVChild Sex AbuseLife19912001MWIDF/MFEOM
WilmothFranklin51WhiteOHPortageNCSexual Assault3 years19942000P/FA
WilsonDeontae28BlackOHCuyahogaCVRobberyNot sentenced20172017MWID
ZimmerWalter40WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOManslaughter50 years19982011DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
ZinkiewiczTyrone38WhiteOHMontgomeryCV, NCOther Nonviolent Felony5 to 15 years19881992P/FAOM