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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
Count= 15
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
BookerDonte18BlackOHCuyahogaSASexual Assault10 to 25 years19872005DNAMWID
BrownDanny24BlackOHLucasH, IO, SAMurderLife19822001DNAMWID
ElkinsClarence35WhiteOHSummitCV, H, IO, SAMurder55 to Life19992005DNAMWID
Fears, Jr.Joseph R.34BlackOHFranklinSASexual Assault15 to 25 years19842009DNAMWID
GreenAnthony Michael22BlackOHCuyahogaIO, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJSexual Assault20 to 50 years19882001DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JonesDewey30WhiteOHSummitH, IO, JIPR, WHMurderLife19952014DNA*MWIDP/FAOM
KingEvin37BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IO, SAMurder15 to life19952017DNA*F/MFE
McClendonRobert34BlackOHFranklinCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse15 to Life19912008DNAMWIDF/MFE
MillerChristopher24BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault40 years20022018DNAMWIDP/FAOM
PiszczekBrian22WhiteOHCuyahogaIO, SASexual Assault15 to 25 years19911994DNAMWID
SillerThomas41WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJMurder30 to life19982011DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM
SmithWalter D.27BlackOHFranklinSASexual Assault78 to Life19861996DNAMWID
TowlerRaymond24BlackOHCuyahogaCV, IO, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19812010DNAMWIDF/MFE
ZimmerWalter40WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJManslaughter50 years19982011DNA*P/FAF/MFEOM