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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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AinaAndre22BlackPACentreNCWeapon Possession or Sale3 to 6 years20152020ILD
AndersonDavid34WhitePAVenangoNC, SAPR, NW, WTSexual Assault5 to 15 years20012011OM
BrownJacquez15BlackPAYorkH, JV, NCMurder50 years to Life20132022ILD
CarnevaleDaniel29WhitePAAlleghenyA, H, IO, JI, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PLMurderLife without parole20072020MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CesarOwen26BlackPABerksCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse1 to 5 years20052011P/FAILD
CesarOwen24BlackPABerksCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse16 to 37 years20042009P/FAILD
DiNicolaLouis29WhitePAErieA, CV, H, NCPR, OF, WHMurderLife19801994F/MFEOM
GainerDonald31WhitePAAlleghenyA, CDC, JI, NCOF, NW, WTArson22 to 45 years19851992P/FAOM
HintzMarcia44WhitePAPhiladelphiaF, NCOF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale5 to 10 years20092014P/FAOM
JohnsonAntione32BlackPAPhiladelphiaNCOF, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20192020P/FAOM
LeeHan Tak54AsianPAMonroeA, H, NCMurderLife without parole19902015F/MFEILD
PurtellDaniel21WhitePACentreNC, SASexual Assault3 1/2 to 6 years20022004P/FA
SchaafDavid40WhitePABucksNCAttempted Murder14 to 28 years20032006P/FA
StonehouseCarol41WhitePAAlleghenyF, H, NCMurder7 to 14 years19831990ILD
SwiftRubin32BlackPAErieCV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse28 to 60 3/4 years20092012P/FAF/MFE
WallsGeorge39BlackPAAlleghenyNC, SASexual Assault5 to 10 years20032011P/FAILD