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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: Witnes​s 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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AjamuKwame17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JVOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
AldridgeRobert24WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
AllenJoseph39BlackOHLorainCSH, CV, IO, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19942022P/FAOM
AndrewsIsaiah36BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOPR, WHMurderLife19752021P/FAF/MFEOM
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
Baker, Sr.Patrick40WhiteOHSanduskyCDCOF, WH, NW, WTBurglary/Unlawful Entry5 years20152017P/FAOM
BeckettDale33BlackOHLucasH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurder15 to Life19972003MWIDP/FAOM
BelcherMichael21WhiteOHFranklinHPR, NWManslaughter20 years19992001OMILD
BridgemanWiley20BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
BrooksDwayne21BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, CV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19882023P/FAOM
BuehnerMichael24WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder18 to Life20022023P/FAOM
CampbellWilliam38WhiteOHHamiltonH, NCPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLManslaughter28 years20092020P/FAF/MFEOMILD
CelestinoJuan41HispanicOHSanduskyCV, NC, PH, SAPR, CW, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19911995P/FAF/MFEOM
D'AmbrosioJoe26WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, HPR, WHMurderDeath19892012P/FAF/MFEOM
DempseyJack33WhiteOHCuyahogaAOF, WHArson10 to 25 years19962007OMILD
EllingtonTyrone31BlackOHMahoningCV, SAOF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19891991MWIDOM
EnnisSean23WhiteOHFranklinCV, SAPR, WHSexual Assault5 to 25 years19901994MWIDOM
FosterKurt45WhiteOHCuyahogaNC, SAPR, NWSexual Assault6 years20192020F/MFEOM
GillispieRoger Dean23WhiteOHMontgomeryIO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault22 to 56 years19912017MWIDOM
GloverLaurese16BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JVPR, WHMurder15 to life19962016F/MFEOM
GondorRobert24WhiteOHPortageCDC, H, SAPR, WHManslaughter10 to 25 years19902007P/FAF/MFEOMILD
GravesAlbert20BlackOHLorainPR, NWDrug Possession or Sale11 years20082014OM
GreenAnthony Michael22BlackOHCuyahogaIO, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJSexual Assault20 to 50 years19882001DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HairstonKim32BlackOHFranklinHPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife19931995P/FAOM
HarrisAnthony12BlackOHTuscarawasCV, H, JVOF, NW, INTMurder7 years19992000FCOM
HortonRichard28BlackOHFranklinIOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJRobbery23 years20062023DNAMWIDP/FAOM
HowardTimothy23BlackOHFranklinH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JacksonCharles27BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurder30 to life19912019MWIDP/FAOM
JacksonRicky18BlackOHCuyahogaH, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19752014P/FAOM
JamesGary Lamar23BlackOHFranklinH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19772003MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
JamisonDerrick23BlackOHHamiltonCDC, HPR, WH, NWMurderDeath19852005P/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
LarkinsRonald33BlackOHCuyahogaCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole19862006P/FAOM
LeFeverVirginia37WhiteOHLickingF, H, NCFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19902011P/FAF/MFEOM
LemonsAnthony19BlackOHCuyahogaHPR, WH, NW, KPMurder21 to life19952014P/FAOM
McClainAnthony35BlackOHHamiltonCV, HOF, WHMurder18 to life19952006OM
MillerChristopher24BlackOHCuyahogaCIU, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault40 years20022018DNAMWIDP/FAOM
MooreKenneth45WhiteOHPikeH, PPR, WHMurder15 to Life19952004OM
NeiningerTimothy18WhiteOHTuscarawasCV, NC, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse1 year and 6 months19932000P/FAOM
PhillipsKenny18BlackOHCuyahogaIOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJAttempted Murder92 years20072022P/FAF/MFEOM
SappMarcus21BlackOHHamiltonH, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole20102024MWIDP/FAOM
SeiberGeorge41WhiteOHCuyahogaPR, WHAssault10 to 25 years19871999MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
SillerThomas41WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJMurder30 to life19982011DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SmithNancy35WhiteOHLorainCSH, CV, F, IO, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse30 to 90 years19942022P/FAOM
SmithRalph24BlackOHFairfieldCVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJKidnapping67 years20002021MWIDP/FAOM
SuttonMichael18BlackOHCuyahogaIOPR, OF, WH, NW, PJAttempted Murder46 years20072022P/FAF/MFEOM
SwalleyTerry39WhiteOHAshtabulaNCOF, WH, NW, WTDrug Possession or Sale2 years20102015P/FAF/MFEOM
ThomasTeresa29BlackOHAthensF, H, NCPR, WHMurder18 to life19931997OM
TinneyGlenn26WhiteOHRichlandH, P, IOPR, WHMurder15 to life19922015FCOM
WheattDerrick17BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JVPR, WHMurder18 to life19962016F/MFEOM
WilcoxJennifer20WhiteOHMontgomeryCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19851997P/FAOM
WilliamsEdward25BlackOHSummitNCOF, WH, NW, PJAssaultProbation19972015P/FAOM
WilliamsJimmy20BlackOHSummitCV, SAOF, NW, WTChild Sex AbuseLife19912001MWIDF/MFEOM
ZimmerWalter40WhiteOHCuyahogaCDC, H, IOFA, WH, NW, PJManslaughter50 years19982011DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
ZinkiewiczTyrone38WhiteOHMontgomeryCV, NCPR, WHOther Nonviolent Felony5 to 15 years19881992P/FAOM