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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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BarnettNathaniel19WhiteWVCabellCDC, H, IO, POF, WH, NW, WTMurder36 years20082021DNAP/FAOM
BarnettPhillip22WhiteWVCabellCDC, H, IO, POF, WH, NW, WTMurder40 years20082021DNAP/FAOM
BeardJacob34WhiteWVPocahontasCDC, H, JIMurderLife without parole19932000P/FAF/MFE
BlackJustin19WhiteWVCabellCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WTMurder40 years20082021DNAFCP/FAOM
DavisDewey53WhiteWVKanawhaNC, SAFA, NW, PJSexual Assault10 to 20 years19871995DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
DavisGerald26WhiteWVKanawhaNC, SAFA, NW, PJSexual Assault14 to 35 years19861995DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
GardnerJimmie20BlackWVKanawhaSAFA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault33 to life19902016P/FAF/MFEOM
HarrisWilliam17BlackWVKanawhaJV, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, PJSexual Assault10 to 20 years19871995DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
HoldrenLarry27WhiteWVKanawhaSASexual Assault30 to 60 years19842000DNAMWIDF/MFE
HurtDavie17BlackWVMercerCDC, H, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19982014P/FAOMILD
LivelyCharles Jason27WhiteWVMcDowellA, H, IO, JI, NCMurderLife20062020P/FAF/MFEILD
Richardson, Jr.James E.36WhiteWVKanawhaH, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife19891999DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
ThomasMarvin20WhiteWVWoodH, SAPR, OF, WH, NWMurderLife19871993F/MFEOM
WoodallGlen28WhiteWVCabellSAPR, FA, WH, NW, PJSexual AssaultLife19871992DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM