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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 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.

Tags

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: 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 !​

Tags
OM Tags
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AllenDante16BlackOHHamiltonJVKidnappingNot sentenced20052005MWID
AyersRandall Lynn17WhiteOHHamiltonCV, JV, SAAttempted Murder14 to 50 years19821990MWID
BeckettDale33BlackOHLucasH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder15 to Life19972003MWIDP/FAOM
BookerDonte18BlackOHCuyahogaSASexual Assault10 to 25 years19872005DNAMWID
BrownDanny24BlackOHLucasH, IO, SAMurderLife19822001DNAMWID
BrunnerEric24BlackOHStarkIO, SASexual Assault9 to 40 years19962023DNAMWID
Culbertson, Jr.Aaron16BlackOHStarkIO, JVRobbery8 years20182022MWIDILD
ElkinsClarence35WhiteOHSummitCV, H, IO, SAMurder55 to Life19992005DNAMWID
EllingtonTyrone31BlackOHMahoningCV, SAOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19891991MWIDOM
EnnisSean23WhiteOHFranklinCV, SAPR, WHSexual Assault5 to 25 years19901994MWIDOM
Fears, Jr.Joseph R.34BlackOHFranklinSASexual Assault15 to 25 years19842009DNAMWID
GillispieRoger Dean23WhiteOHMontgomeryIO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault22 to 56 years19912017MWIDOM
GreenAnthony Michael22BlackOHCuyahogaIO, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJSexual Assault20 to 50 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HeardCarlton24BlackOHCuyahogaPAttempted Murder14 years20162018MWIDILD
HillDartangnan25BlackOHFranklinCVKidnapping24 years20012005MWIDILD
HortonRichard28BlackOHFranklinIOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJRobbery23 years20062023DNAMWIDP/FAOM
HowardTimothy23BlackOHFranklinH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
IrbyDerius17BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, CIU, JVRobberyNot sentenced20162017MWIDP/FA
JacksonCharles27BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder30 to life19912019MWIDP/FAOM
JamesGary Lamar23BlackOHFranklinH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JohnsonEugene17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder18 to life19962016MWIDF/MFEOM
JohnstonDale49WhiteOHHockingHPR, WHMurderDeath19841990MWIDF/MFEOM
JonesDewey30WhiteOHSummitH, IO, JIPR, WHMurderLife19952014DNAMWIDP/FAOM
Knighten, Jr.Willie24BlackOHLucasH, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurder18 to Life19972022MWIDP/FAOM
McClendonRobert34BlackOHFranklinCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse15 to Life19912008DNAMWIDF/MFE
MillerChristopher24BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault40 years20022018DNAMWIDP/FAOM
MillerMorgan27BlackOHLucasRobbery20 to 40 years19841992MWID
PiszczekBrian22WhiteOHCuyahogaIO, SASexual Assault15 to 25 years19911994DNAMWID
SailorRu-El22BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOMurder25 to life20032018MWID
SeiberGeorge41WhiteOHCuyahogaPR, WHAssault10 to 25 years19871999MWIDP/FAOM
SmithRalph24BlackOHFairfieldCVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJKidnapping67 years20002021MWIDP/FAOM
SmithWalter D.27BlackOHFranklinIO, SASexual Assault78 to Life19861996DNAMWID
TowlerRaymond24BlackOHCuyahogaCV, IO, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19812010DNAMWIDF/MFE
WalkerWilliam36BlackOHStarkRobbery3 years20022005MWIDILD
WilliamsJimmy20BlackOHSummitCV, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19912001MWIDF/MFEOM
WilsonDeontae28BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, CVRobberyNot sentenced20172017MWID