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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

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How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see 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.

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

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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AldridgeRobert24WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
AllenJoseph39BlackOHLorainCSH, CV, IO, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19942022P/FAOM
BrownCharles58BlackOHLorainCV, NC, SAAttempt, Violent1 year and 2 months20182021
CampbellWilliam38WhiteOHHamiltonH, NCPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLManslaughter28 years20092020P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CelestinoJuan41HispanicOHSanduskyCV, NC, PH, SAPR, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19911995P/FAOM
ChessmanScott33WhiteOHMontgomeryNCSex Offender Registration3 years20092014
Collier-HammondRosalynd27BlackOHCuyahogaCV, F, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19992017P/FA
ConleyDonna31WhiteOHPerryCV, F, H, NC, SBSManslaughter13 years20032007F/MFEILD
CovenderJoel26WhiteOHLorainCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse15 to 50 years19962014P/FAF/MFE
DossCarl33BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony4 to 10 years19951997
FosterKurt45WhiteOHCuyahogaNC, SAPR, NWSexual Assault6 years20192020F/MFEOM
HenlyBrock44BlackOHFranklinNC, PSex Offender Registration90 days20032007ILD
Hoover-MooreKim38WhiteOHFranklinCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurder15 to life20032021F/MFE
HunterTyeona20BlackOHHamiltonCV, F, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse10 to 25 years19942001P/FA
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LewisNathaniel18BlackOHSummitNC, SASexual Assault8 years19972004P/FA
NeiningerTimothy18WhiteOHTuscarawasCV, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse1 year and 6 months19932000P/FAOM
Palmer, Sr.Dale37WhiteOHMedinaCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19941997P/FA
PettitL. Lynn27WhiteOHVintonF, H, NCMurder15 to life19992001ILD
RocheCarlos40BlackOHCuyahogaNCOther Nonviolent Felony5 years20072008ILD
SmithNancy35WhiteOHLorainCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse30 to 90 years19942022P/FAOM
Surritt, Jr.Andrew29WhiteOHFayetteNCBurglary/Unlawful Entry1 year and 6 months19921996
SwalleyTerry39WhiteOHAshtabulaNCOF, WH, NW, WTDrug Possession or Sale2 years20102015P/FAOM
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCPR, WHMurder18 to life19931997OM
Vaughan IIIJames28BlackOHCuyahogaCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseLife without parole20082009P/FAF/MFEILD
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEdward25BlackOHSummitNCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation19972015P/FAOM
WilmothFranklin51WhiteOHPortageNC, SASexual Assault3 years19942000P/FA
ZinkiewiczTyrone38WhiteOHMontgomeryCV, NCPR, WHOther Nonviolent Felony5 to 15 years19881992P/FAOM