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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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AndersonMarvin18BlackVAHanoverIO, SASexual AssaultLife19822002DNAMWID
BarbourBennett22BlackVAJames CityIO, SASexual Assault10 years19782012DNAMWID
BarnesLamar20BlackVAPortsmouth CityCDC, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJMurderLife20032022MWIDP/FAOMILD
BoyceDavid19WhiteVANewport News CityH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19912013DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
BurnetteVictor26WhiteVARichmond CitySASexual Assault20 years19792009DNAMWIDF/MFE
BushGary56WhiteVAPetersburg CityIORobbery12 years20072018MWID
CarterJosephBlackVANorfolk CityH, IOMurderLife19902021MWIDP/FAILD
ContehMaligie19BlackVAFairfaxIOPR, WH, NWRobbery1 year and 11 months20102013MWIDOMILD
CoxJeffrey22WhiteVARichmond CityHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife19912001MWIDP/FAOM
CullipherRicky15WhiteVAHamptonCV, JVPR, OF, NW, INT, PLAssault9 years19972001MWIDFCOMILD
CunninghamCalvin Wayne26BlackVANewport News CitySASexual Assault16 years19812011DNAMWIDF/MFE
DavidsonWillie24BlackVANorfolk CitySASexual Assault20 years19812005DNAMWIDF/MFE
DiamondG. Lowell24WhiteVAPrince WilliamCV, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault15 years19772013DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
GrayRussell Leroy20BlackVARichmond CityHMurder52 years19871990MWID
HarwardKeith26WhiteVANewport News CityBM, H, IO, SAPR, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19832016DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HaynesworthThomas18BlackVARichmond CitySASexual Assault74 years19842011DNAMWID
HonakerEdward33WhiteVANelsonIO, SAPR, WHSexual AssaultLife19851994DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
HopkinsTroy23BlackVARichmond CityHMurder28 years19902005MWID
McAlisterMichael29WhiteVARichmond CityIO, SASexual Assault35 years19862015MWID
Morman, Jr.Bobbie18BlackVANorfolk CityIOAttempt, Violent48 years19932021MWIDILD
RuffinJulius28BlackVANorfolk CitySASexual AssaultLife19822003DNAMWID
Scott Winston19BlackVAFairfaxIO, SASexual Assault14 years19762019DNAMWID
SnyderWalter20BlackVAArlingtonIO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJSexual Assault45 years19861993DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOM
TalleyDell23BlackVAHenricoSAPR, OF, WHSexual AssaultNot sentenced19911991MWIDOMILD
ThompsonTeddy16BlackVAHamptonJVRobbery16 years20012007MWID
ThurmanPhilip Leon29BlackVAAlexandria CitySASexual Assault31 years19852005DNAMWID
TillmanJervon26BlackVAHenricoIOPR, WHRobbery25 years20092022MWIDOMILD
Tingle, Jr.John25BlackVAVirginia BeachAssault10 years19931994MWID
VasquezDavid37HispanicVAArlingtonH, P, SAMurder35 years19851989DNAMWIDFCF/MFE
WebbTroy19BlackVAVirginia BeachSASexual Assault47 years19891996DNAMWIDF/MFE
WhitfieldArthur Lee26BlackVANorfolk CitySAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual Assault63 years19822009DNAMWIDOM