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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
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AdamsLaurence19BlackMASuffolkH, JIPR, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19742004P/FAOMILD
Aguirre-JarquinClemente24HispanicFLSeminoleH, IOMurderDeath20062018DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
AmrineJoseph28BlackMOColeH, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19862003P/FAOMILD
BenavidesVicente42HispanicCAKernCV, H, NC, SBS, SAPR, OF, FA, CW, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderDeath19932018P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BrightDan L.35BlackLAOrleansHPR, WHMurderDeath19962004MWIDOMILD
BrowningPaul29BlackNVClarkHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderDeath19862020DNA*MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ChapmanGlen Edward24BlackNCCatawbaHPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19942008P/FAOMILD
CroyPatrick23Native AmericanCASiskiyouHMurderDeath19792004ILD
Dexter, Jr.Clarence Richard49WhiteMOClayHPR, NWMurderDeath19911999F/MFEOMILD
DrinkardGary37WhiteALMorganHMurderDeath19952001ILD
FieldsNathson Edgar29BlackILCookHOF, NW, WTMurderDeath19862009P/FAOMILD
FinchCharles38BlackNCWilsonH, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderDeath19762019MWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
FordGlenn34BlackLACaddoHPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJMurderDeath19842014P/FAF/MFEOMILD
GoldenAndrew45WhiteFLPolkH, NCMurderDeath19911994ILD
HarrisBenjamin37BlackWAPierceHMurderDeath19841997FCILD
HintonAnthony29BlackALJeffersonHMurderDeath19862015MWIDF/MFEILD
Howard, Jr.Eddie Lee38BlackMSLowndesH, IO, SAMurderDeath19942021DNA*FCF/MFEILD
JohnsonKareem18BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, JIMurderDeath20072020P/FAF/MFEILD
JonesLevon 28BlackNCDuplinCDC, HOF, WHMurderDeath19932008P/FAOMILD
JonesTroy Lee30BlackCAMercedHOF, NW, WTMurderDeath19821996OMILD
LawsonCarl23BlackILSt. ClairCV, HMurderDeath19901996F/MFEILD
Lee, Jr.Lawrence William25WhiteGAWayneCDC, CV, H, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19872015P/FAOMILD
MaciasFederico31HispanicTXEl PasoCDC, H, JIMurderDeath19841993P/FAILD
McCormickMichael Lee32WhiteTNJeffersonHMurderDeath19872007DNA*F/MFEILD
MirandaRoberto38BlackNVClarkCDC, HMurderDeath19821996P/FAILD
NelsonGary29BlackGAChathamCV, H, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19801991P/FAF/MFEOMILD
NewmanRickey43WhiteARCrawfordH, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath20022017DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
NievesWilliam26HispanicPAPhiladelphiaHPR, WHMurderDeath19942000MWIDP/FAOMILD
OgrodWalter23WhitePAPhiladelphiaCIU, CV, H, JI, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, KP, INT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19962020DNA*FCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
OrangeLeroy32BlackILCookA, CDC, CV, HOF, WH, NW, INTMurderDeath19852003FCP/FAOMILD
Paradis Donald30WhiteIDKootenaiHPR, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19812001P/FAF/MFEOMILD
Randolph IVSamuel29BlackPADauphinCV, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath20032022P/FAOMILD
SmithCharles29BlackINAllenCDC, HPR, WHMurderDeath19831991P/FAOMILD
SolacheGabriel23HispanicILCookCDC, CV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderDeath20002017FCP/FAOMILD
SteidlGordon35WhiteILEdgarCDC, H, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19872004P/FAOMILD
VannGussie42WhiteTNMcMinnCV, H, NC, SAMurderDeath19942011F/MFEILD
WashingtonEarl22BlackVACulpeperH, SAMurderDeath19842000DNAFCF/MFEILD
WilhoitGregory30WhiteOKOsageHMurderDeath19871993F/MFEILD
WilliamsBarry19BlackCALos AngelesH, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PJ, PLMurderDeath19862021MWIDP/FAOMILD
WilliamsChristopher29BlackPAPhiladelphiaCDC, CIU, CV, HPR, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderDeath19932019P/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsDennis21BlackILCookCDC, H, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19781996DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
Williams, Jr.Clifford33BlackFLDuvalCIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderDeath19762019MWIDOMILD
WilliamsonRonald Keith29WhiteOKPontotocH, IO, JI, SAPR, WHMurderDeath19881999DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WillisErnest Ray39WhiteTXPecosA, H, NCOF, WH, NWMurderDeath19872004F/MFEOMILD
YarrisNicholas20WhitePADelawareH, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderDeath19822003DNAMWIDFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD