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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

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How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see 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.

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

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 !​

Race
Tags
OM Tags
Count= 23
ArmstrongRalph27WhiteWIDaneH, IO, SAPR, OF, NW, WTMurderLife19812009DNAP/FAF/MFEOMILD
AveryWilliam25BlackWIMilwaukeeH, JI, SAOF, WH, NWMurder40 years20052010DNAFCP/FAOM
AweJoseph36WhiteWIMarquetteA, NCPR, WHArson3 years20072013P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BeranekRichard28WhiteWIDaneIO, SAPR, NWSexual Assault243 years19902018DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
BurnsideBrandon27BlackWIMilwaukeeHOF, NW, WTMurderLife20112015DNAMWIDOMILD
CorbineMaurice30Native AmericanWISawyerNCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJTraffic Offense6 years20112015P/FAOMILD
DakeJeffrey27WhiteWILangladeCV, IO, SAPR, WHChild Sex Abuse16 years19982007MWIDOM
FreyJoseph31WhiteWIWinnebagoIO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19942013DNAMWIDOM
GonzalezEsteban28HispanicWIMilwaukeeNCOF, NW, PJOther Nonviolent Felony1 year and 6 months20082011FCP/FAOM
GreenErnest29BlackWIWalworthCDCPR, WH, NW, PLDrug Possession or Sale10 years20162022P/FAF/MFEOMILD
HadawaySammy20BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, IO, P, SAOF, NW, INTAttempt, Violent5 years19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
JacksonRaynard22BlackWIMilwaukeeNCOF, WH, NW, PJWeapon Possession or Sale5 years and 9 months20042009P/FAOM
JonesBrenda49WhiteWIAdamsA, F, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, PJArson9 months20162018P/FAOMILD
KondosVictor37WhiteWIBrownCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse9 years20102012P/FAOMILD
OttChaunte21BlackWIMilwaukeeCDC, CV, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19962009DNAP/FAOM
PetersonMark29WhiteWIWinnebagoNC, SAPR, WHSexual AssaultNot sentenced19901990FCOM
PiaskowskiMichael43WhiteWIBrownH, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19952001P/FAOM
RashMorris23BlackWIMilwaukeeNCOF, WH, NW, PJWeapon Possession or Sale4 to 6 years20042009P/FAOM
SaeckerFrederic38WhiteWIBuffaloJI, SAPR, WHSexual Assault15 years19901996DNAFCF/MFEOMILD
SanchezSantos46HispanicWIMilwaukeeH, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19962021P/FAOM
ShombergForest38WhiteWIDaneIO, SAPR, NW, PLSexual Assault12 years20032009DNAMWIDOM
SturgeonMichael16WhiteWIWalworthCDC, JV, PPR, OF, WH, NWBurglary/Unlawful Entry120 days19972000FCP/FAOM
WilliamsVictor32BlackWIJacksonCV, NC, SAOF, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault12 years20122014P/FAOM