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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
Count= 19
AdamsJarrett M.17BlackWIJeffersonIO, NC, SASexual Assault28 years20002007P/FAILD
ArmstrongRalph27WhiteWIDaneH, IO, SAPR, OF, NW, WTMurderLife19812009DNA*P/FAF/MFEOMILD
AverySteven23WhiteWIManitowocIO, SAAttempted Murder32 years19852003DNAMWIDF/MFE
BeranekRichard28WhiteWIDaneIO, SAPR, NWSexual Assault243 years19902018DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
BolstadDaniel37WhiteWILa CrosseIO, SASexual Assault20 years20072015MWIDP/FAILD
DakeJeffrey27WhiteWILangladeCV, IO, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse16 years19982007MWIDOM
FreyJoseph31WhiteWIWinnebagoIO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19942013DNAMWIDOM
HadawaySammy20BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, IO, POF, NW, INTAttempt, Violent5 years19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
HollowayDaryl24BlackWIMilwaukeeIO, SASexual AssaultLife19932016DNAMWID
KittilstadRichard L.50WhiteWIEau ClaireNC, IOSolicitation10 years20012007P/FA
LaBatteBeth24WhiteWIKewauneeF, H, IO, JIMurderLife19972006DNA*FCP/FA
OttChaunte21BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19962009DNAP/FAOM
RobinsonDavonn17BlackWIMilwaukeeCV, NC, P, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse5 years20062010FCP/FA
SanchezSantos46HispanicWIMilwaukeeH, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19962021P/FAOM
SandersDavid39WhiteWIMilwaukeeCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse15 years20062007MWID
ScheidellDaniel46WhiteWIRacineIO, SASexual Assault25 years19952017DNA*MWIDILD
ShombergForest38WhiteWIDaneIO, SAPR, NW, PLSexual Assault12 years20032009DNA*MWIDOM
VasquezMario34HispanicWIBrownCV, IO, SAChild Sex Abuse20 years19982015MWIDILD
ZimmermanEvan53WhiteWIEau ClaireH, IOMurderLife20012005DNA*FCILD