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

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


 

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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.​​​​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
Count= 15
BakerEdward17BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife19742002FCP/FAOMILD
FrazierJames19BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HOF, WH, NWMurderLife without parole20132019FCOM
GarciaArkel19BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20152021MWIDFCOMILD
GodschalkBruce25WhitePAMontgomeryIO, JI, SASexual Assault10 to 20 years19872002DNAMWIDFCP/FA
HandleyZachary13WhitePANorthamptonA, CVOF, NW, INTArson6 to 12 months20082015FCP/FAOM
JohnsonRoderick20BlackPABerksCDC, HPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderDeath19972020FCP/FAOM
Kelly, Jr.William M.28WhitePADauphinH, P, SAMurder10 to 20 years19901993DNAMWIDFC
LaughmanBarry24WhitePAAdamsH, SAMurderLife19882004DNAFCF/MFE
McCoySherman20BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, HPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole20162019FCP/FAOMILD
OgrodWalter23WhitePAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, H, JI, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, INT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19962020DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
OnyiahObina27BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, HPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole20132021MWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
PacekJerry13WhitePAAlleghenyH, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurder10 to 20 years19591991FCOM
VeasyWillie26BlackPAPhiladelphiaCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19932019MWIDFCP/FAOM
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YarrisNicholas20WhitePADelawareH, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19822003DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD