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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 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.


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 !​

OM Tags
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Arnold, Jr.William38BlackTNDavidsonCIU, CV, SAPR, NW, PLChild Sex Abuse25 years20132020P/FAOMILD
BaileyDarryl17BlackTNShelbyH, JVMurderLife19942000FC
BallardFrances54WhiteTNShelbyCSH, CV, F, NC, SAPR, OF, CW, WH, NW, KP, WTChild Sex Abuse5 years19871993P/FAF/MFEOM
BargeryJoshua20WhiteTNLakeHPR, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20152022FCP/FAF/MFEOM
BraseelAdam22WhiteTNGrundyH, POF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife20072021MWIDP/FAOMILD
BumpassAngel13BlackTNHamiltonH, JVPR, NWMurderLife20192023OMILD
BurgessWayne34BlackTNGilesCV, H, IO, NCOF, NW, INT, PJMurderLife19992023FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BusbyWilliam28WhiteTNLewisCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse20 years20032019P/FAF/MFE
ButlerRobert34BlackTNKnoxNC, SASexual AssaultLife19771995P/FAILD
DunnCharlie43BlackTNDavidsonCIU, CV, H, IO, PH, SAPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife19882022P/FAF/MFEOMILD
GarrettClaude35WhiteTNDavidsonA, CIU, H, IO, NCPR, WHMurderLife without parole19932022F/MFEOM
GarrettPaul Shane26WhiteTNDavidsonCIU, H, IO, JI, P, SAPR, OF, NW, KP, INT, PJManslaughter15 years20032021DNAFCP/FAOMILD
GreenJames46BlackTNMauryCV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse16 years20062008P/FA
HarperJames45WhiteTNKnoxPHPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, PJAssault5 years19852005MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HousePaul G.23WhiteTNUnionH, SAMurderDeath19862009DNAF/MFE
Housler, Jr.David19WhiteTNMontgomeryH, JIMurderLife without parole19972014FCP/FAILD
HutchisonLeonard39WhiteTNKnoxPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJAssault25 years19852005MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Jordan, Jr.Douglas27WhiteTNBlountHOF, WHMurder23 years20022015OM
LeathRaynella Dossett54WhiteTNKnoxF, H, NCOF, WHMurderLife20102017F/MFEOMILD
MarshallRonnie28WhiteTNSumnerH, PPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19901996P/FAOM
McCormickMichael Lee32WhiteTNJeffersonHMurderDeath19872007DNAF/MFEILD
McKinneyLawrence22BlackTNShelbySASexual Assault100 years19782009DNAMWID
McMillanClark Jerome22BlackTNShelbyCV, IO, SASexual AssaultLife19802002DNAMWID
MillsRandall43WhiteTNMarshallCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse20 years20002014DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
MosesPamela41BlackTNShelbyF, NCOther Nonviolent Felony6 years20212022
PackPhillip23WhiteTNCampbellCDC, H, NCMurder25 years20102013P/FA
SpurlockRobert22WhiteTNSumnerHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife19901996P/FAOM
TatumAdam36BlackTNHamiltonNC, PPR, OF, WH, NWAssault2 years20122013P/FAOM
TearsJonathan29BlackTNMarshallNCAttempted Murder25 years20092014P/FAILD
TurnerLaronda23BlackTNShelbyCDC, F, HPR, WHMurderLife20192024P/FAOM
VannGussie42WhiteTNMcMinnCV, H, NC, SAMurderDeath19942011F/MFEILD
WalkerLon43WhiteTNPutnamH, NCPR, NWMurder20 years19972012P/FAOMILD
WatkinsJoyce39BlackTNDavidsonCIU, CV, F, H, IO, SAPR, WH, NW, PLMurderLife19882022P/FAF/MFEOMILD
WebsterJoseph19BlackTNDavidsonCIU, HMurderLife20062020DNAMWIDILD
WhiteheadArtis38BlackTNShelbyIOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTKidnapping249 years20032024MWIDP/FAOMILD