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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: 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 !​

OM Tags
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BrownDebra35WhiteUTCacheF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19952013F/MFEOMILD
Draper-RobertsDawn50WhiteUTSalt LakeF, M, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJTheftProbation20142017P/FAOM
GalliAaron22WhiteUTSalt LakeCDC, HMurder10 to life19931993P/FA
GoodmanBruce Dallas34WhiteUTBeaverH, IO, SAMurder5 to Life19862004DNAMWID
GressmanJed Allen22WhiteUTJuabSASexual Assault5 to Life19931996DNAP/FA
HalesWarren25WhiteUTSalt LakeCV, H, NC, SBSPR, NW, PLMurder5 to Life20042007F/MFEOMILD
HancockTroy Jon25WhiteUTJuabSASexual Assault5 to Life19931996DNAP/FA
HawkinsDavid45WhiteUTSalt LakeCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse2 to 30 years20072019P/FA
LandryHerbert46BlackUTUtahA, NC, IOArson5 to life20062017F/MFEILD
MillerHarry45BlackUTSalt LakeRobbery5 to Life20042007MWIDILD
PetersonKevin32WhiteUTWeberCV, NC, P, SAOF, WHChild Sex Abuse1 to 15 years19902012P/FAF/MFEOM
PetrossiTed40WhiteUTUtahNC, SASexual Assault5 to life19961998P/FA
SheffieldPaul47WhiteUTCacheCV, NC, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse5 to life19871990P/FAOM
StewartDail22WhiteUTSalt LakeHMurder5 to life19841992P/FA
ThompsonMichael32WhiteUTSalt LakeCV, IO, NC, SAPR, NWSexual Assault5 to Life20082014P/FAF/MFEOMILD
TiscarenoAbigail40HispanicUTSummitCV, F, NC, SBSPR, WHChild AbuseNot sentenced20042005FCF/MFEOMILD
TrumanConrad30WhiteUTUtahH, NCMurder16 to life20142017F/MFEILD
WeitzelRobert39WhiteUTDavisH, NCManslaughter1 to 15 years20002002F/MFE
WickhamChristopher27WhiteUTSalt Lake CV, IO, SAPR, WHSexual Assault20 to life19972019MWIDOMILD