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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 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.

Tags

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 !​

Tags
OM Tags
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AbernathyChristopher17WhiteILCookCIU, CV, H, IO, JV, SAOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19872015DNAFCP/FAOM
AlexanderMalcolm19BlackLAJeffersonIO, SAPR, OF, NW, PJSexual AssaultLife without parole19802018DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
AllenDonovan18WhiteWACowlitzH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole20022015DNAFCP/FA
AyersDavid42BlackOHCuyahogaH, IO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20002011DNAP/FAOM
BallardJarvis18BlackLASt. BernardCDC, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJSexual AssaultLife without parole19992021DNAMWIDFCP/FAOMILD
BennettGary36WhiteSCHorryCDC, H, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20022020DNAP/FAOMILD
BrooksLevon26BlackMSNoxubeeBM, CV, H, IO, SAFA, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19922008DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
Cifizzari Gary23WhiteMAWorcesterBM, CDC, H, IO, SAMurderLife without parole19842019DNAP/FAF/MFEILD
ClayFrederick16BlackMASuffolkCIU, H, IO, JVPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19812017DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
ColemanNevest25BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
ColeyCraig31WhiteCAVenturaCIU, CV, H, SAMurderLife without parole19802017DNAF/MFE
EchavarriaAngel27HispanicMAEssexH, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole19962015DNAMWIDOMILD
EdwardsJames44BlackILLakeHOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19962012DNAFCP/FAOM
FlowersCurtis21BlackARColumbiaHOF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole20042010DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
FloydJohn31WhiteLAOrleansH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19822018DNAFCP/FAOM
FogleLewis24WhitePAIndianaCDC, CV, H, IO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole19822015DNAP/FAOM
FultonDarryl26BlackILCookCDC, CIU, H, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19972017DNAFCP/FAOM
GagnonRichard32WhiteSCHorryH, JIMurderLife without parole20082015DNAP/FA
GordonKendale18BlackLAOrleansCIU, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole20102021DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
GregaJohn32WhiteVTWindhamH, SAMurderLife without parole19952013DNA
HanlineMichael31WhiteCAVenturaCDC, CIU, H, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole19802015DNAP/FAOM
HastingsMaurice29BlackCALos AngelesCIU, H, IO, SAMurderLife without parole19882022DNAMWID
HenryDarrill28BlackLAOrleansH, IOPR, OF, NW, WTMurderLife without parole20112023DNAMWIDOM
HillHarold16BlackILCookA, BM, CDC, H, JV, SAOF, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
JamesHenry20BlackLAJeffersonSASexual AssaultLife without parole19822011DNAMWIDILD
JohnsonRickey26BlackLASabineIO, SASexual AssaultLife without parole19832008DNAMWID
KussmaulRichard21WhiteTXMclennanCDC, CV, H, IO, JI, SAOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife without parole19942019DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
LapointeRichard41WhiteCTTollandA, H, IO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INTMurderLife without parole19922015DNAFCOM
MahanRonnie26WhiteALJeffersonSASexual AssaultLife without parole19861998DNAMWIDF/MFE
MaxsonMark31BlackILCookCIU, CV, H, SAOF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19942016DNAFCP/FAOM
MontoyaLorenzo14HispanicCODenverH, IO, JI, JVOF, NW, INTMurderLife without parole20002014DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
MurphyMichelle17Native AmericanOKTulsaCV, F, H, IO, JVPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, INT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19952014DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
NashDonald39WhiteMODentHPR, OF, WH, NW, PLMurderLife without parole20092020DNAF/MFEOMILD
NickersonGlen29WhiteCASanta ClaraHOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19872003DNAMWIDP/FAOM
OllinsCalvin14BlackILCookCDC, H, JV, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
PalmerCharles43BlackILMaconH, IOMurderLife without parole20002016DNAP/FAF/MFE
PerryDennis23WhiteGACamdenH, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole20032021DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
PetersonJamie Lee21WhiteMIKalkaskaH, IO, JI, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19982014DNAFCP/FAOM
Poole, Jr.Gilbert 23WhiteMIOaklandBM, CIU, H, IOPR, NWMurderLife without parole19892021DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
SaginJack39WhiteCAMontereyH, IO, JIMurderLife without parole19862019DNAP/FA
SaundersOmar18BlackILCookCDC, H, SAOF, FA, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife without parole19882001DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SmithKaliegh31BlackLAOrleansCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderLife without parole20102021DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
StewartZackary Lee18WhiteMOGreeneH, JIOF, WHMurderLife without parole20082010DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
SullivanMichael25WhiteMAMiddlesexCDC, H, IOMurderLife without parole19872019DNAP/FAF/MFE
Tall BearJohnny34Native AmericanOKOklahomaH, IOMurderLife without parole19922018DNAMWIDF/MFE
WatsonJames20BlackMASuffolkCIU, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, PLMurderLife without parole19812020DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsHerman29WhiteILLakeH, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WT, INT, PJ, PLMurderLife without parole19942022DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOMILD
WilliamsMichael Anthony16BlackLAJacksonIO, JV, SASexual AssaultLife without parole19812005DNAMWID
WillisCalvin21BlackLACaddoCV, IO, SAOF, WH, NWChild Sex AbuseLife without parole19822003DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
WoodsCathy26WhiteNVWashoeF, H, IOOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife without parole19802015DNAFCOM
WrightAnthony20BlackPAPhiladelphiaH, IO, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INT, PJMurderLife without parole19932016DNAFCP/FAOM
YorkKenneth38WhiteMOVernonSAPR, WHSexual AssaultLife without parole19942010DNAMWIDOM
Young, Jr.Dan30BlackILCookA, BM, CDC, H, SAOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife without parole19942005DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM