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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: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

Age: The exoneree's age on the date of the reported crime

 

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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.

Note: An asterisk (*) in the column to the right of the "DNA" column means that the case is not included in the Innocence Project's list of DNA exonerations because post-conviction DNA evidence was not central to establishing innocence, and other non-DNA factors were essential to the exoneration.

Race
Tags
OM Tags
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AinaAndre22BlackPACentreNCWeapon Possession or Sale3 to 6 years20152020ILD
AndersonDavid34WhitePAVenangoNCPR, NW, WTSexual Assault5 to 15 years20012011OM
CarnevaleDaniel29WhitePAAlleghenyA, H, IO, JI, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PLMurderLife without parole20072020MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CesarOwen26BlackPABerksCV, NCChild Sex Abuse1 to 5 years20052011P/FAILD
CesarOwen24BlackPABerksCV, NCChild Sex Abuse16 to 37 years20042009P/FAILD
DiNicolaLouis29WhitePAErieA, CV, H, NCPR, OF, WHMurderLife19801994F/MFEOM
GainerDonald31WhitePAAlleghenyA, CDC, JI, NCOF, NW, WTArson22 to 45 years19851992P/FAOM
JohnsonAntione32BlackPAPhiladelphiaNCOF, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleNot sentenced20192020P/FAOM
LeeHan Tak54AsianPAMonroeA, H, NCMurderLife without parole19902015F/MFEILD
PurtellDaniel21WhitePACentreNCSexual Assault3 1/2 to 6 years20022004P/FA
SchaafDavid40WhitePABucksNCAttempted Murder14 to 28 years20032006P/FA
StonehouseCarol41WhitePAAlleghenyF, H, NCMurder7 to 14 years19831990ILD
SwiftRubin32BlackPAErieCV, NC, PChild Sex Abuse28 to 60 3/4 years20092012P/FAF/MFE
WallsGeorge39BlackPAAlleghenyNCSexual Assault5 to 10 years20032011P/FAILD