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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

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 STATE 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 go here (hyperlink) to download our data as a spreadsheet.

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: Perju​ry By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

DNA:Post-conviction DNA testing was conducted and contributed to the exoneration.​​​

​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 !​

OM Tags
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AshSteven54WhiteORMultnomahCIU, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122016F/MFE
BainFredrick29WhiteORMalheurCV, IO, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse6 years and 3 months20092020P/FAF/MFEILD
BegayWilson49Native AmericanORWascoM, NCOtherProbation20182021
BootsChristopher19WhiteORLaneH, JIMurder20 to Life19871995DNAP/FAF/MFE
CannonPhilip Scott32WhiteORPolkHMurderLife without parole20002009F/MFE
HayesMarlin36BlackORMultnomahCIU, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20102016F/MFE
HolbrookBradley32WhiteORYamhillCV, NC, SAPR, NW, PLChild Sex Abuse6 years and 3 months20022018P/FAOMILD
HornerJoshua37WhiteORDeschutesCV, IO, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse50 years20172018P/FA
KleinmanMatthew17WhiteORMultnomahJVPR, OF, WHAssaultNot sentenced19972002P/FAOM
LawsonSamuel28WhiteORDouglasHOF, NW, WTMurderLife20052014MWIDOM
LuckovichDerek46WhiteORMultnomahCIU, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20102016F/MFE
MazurAndre21WhiteORMultnomahCIU, M, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122016F/MFE
McGuffinNicholas18WhiteORCoosCV, H, IOPR, FA, WH, NW, PJManslaughter10 years20112019DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
MoralesSantiago Ventura19HispanicORClackamasHMurder10 to Life19861991P/FAF/MFEILD
PavlinacLaverne57WhiteORMultnomahF, H, SAMurder10 to Life19911995FC
PhillipsStacey29WhiteORMarionCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse3 years19911995P/FA
ProctorEric18WhiteORLaneH, JIMurderLife19861995DNAP/FAF/MFE
ReserPamela Sue29WhiteORYamhillCV, F, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseLife19992002P/FA
RigelSierra17WhiteORCurryF, H, JV, NCManslaughterCommunity service20112014ILD
RobertsLisa37BlackORMultnomahF, H, PPR, WHManslaughter15 years20042014DNAF/MFEOMILD
SosnovskeJohn39WhiteORMultnomahCDC, H, P, SAMurderLife19911995P/FA
Vinsonhaler, Jr.Gary45WhiteORMultnomahCIU, NC, PDrug Possession or SaleProbation20122016F/MFE
WirkkalaLuke32WhiteORDeschutesH, NCMurderLife20142021DNA