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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: 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 !​

OM Tags
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PerryDennis23WhiteGACamdenH, IOPR, WHMurderLife without parole20032021DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
AdamsJohnathan12WhiteGACarrollCV, H, JV, POF, NW, INTMurder1 year20052006FCOM
CannonTrevor22WhiteGAChathamCV, H, NCPR, OF, WH, NWManslaughter8 years20152018OMILD
EcholsDouglas25BlackGAChathamIO, SASexual Assault31 years19872002DNAMWID
GardinerKenneth21WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
JonesMark20WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
LucciDominic22WhiteGAChathamH, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19922018P/FAF/MFEOM
NelsonGary29BlackGAChathamCV, H, SAPR, OF, FA, WH, NW, PJMurderDeath19801991P/FAF/MFEOMILD
ScottSamuel28BlackGAChathamSASexual AssaultLife19872002DNAMWID
WilliamsJames50WhiteGAChathamH, NCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJMurderLife19821989P/FAOMILD
Johnson, Jr.Calvin 25BlackGAClaytonSASexual AssaultLife19831999DNAMWIDF/MFE
WanzerTerry Lee20WhiteGAClaytonCV, SASexual AssaultLife19731991MWID
ClarkRobert20BlackGACobbIO, SAOF, WH, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19822005DNAMWIDOM
SwanaganLeonard54BlackGACobbNCSex Offender Registration1 year20112012ILD
BryanSheila43WhiteGAColquittA, F, H, NCMurderLife19982000F/MFE
MooreSedrick17BlackGAColquittCDC, JV, SAOF, WTSexual Assault50 years20022023DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
RobinsonKerry17BlackGAColquittCDC, IO, JV, SAOF, NW, WTSexual Assault20 years20022020DNAP/FAF/MFEOM
ChumleyTom Edwin52WhiteGAColumbiaHMurderLife20052009FCILD
InmanDevonia20BlackGACookH, IO, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife20012021DNAMWIDP/FAOM
EllisBurrell54BlackGADeKalbNCPerjury1 year and 6 months20152017P/FA
HarrisonClarence27BlackGADeKalbIO, SASexual AssaultLife19872004DNAMWIDF/MFE
PeraltaDavid23HispanicGADeKalbH, JIMurderLife20012013MWIDP/FA
WareMelonie30BlackGADeKalbCV, F, H, NC, SBSMurderLife20052009F/MFEILD
HamiltonMarlina33BlackGADoughertyF, H, NCMurderLife20112020ILD
ClarkDarrell17WhiteGAFloydCV, H, IO, JV, NCOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19982022P/FAF/MFEOM
WatkinsJoseph19WhiteGAFloydH, IO, JIPR, FA, WH, NW, KP, PJMurderLife20012023P/FAF/MFEOMILD
BradleyKelvin26BlackGAFultonNCPR, NW, PLAssault20 years20122017OMILD
CarrWeldon Wayne57WhiteGAFultonA, H, NCPR, WH, NWMurderLife19942004F/MFEOM
MarshallMichael41BlackGAFultonIO, PRobbery4 years20082009DNAMWID
StinchcombMario22BlackGAFultonCIU, H, NCMurderLife without parole20042021P/FA
WilliamsWillie23BlackGAFultonIO, SASexual Assault45 years19852007DNAMWIDF/MFE
WoolfolkMichael23BlackGAFultonCIU, H, NCMurderLife without parole20042021P/FA
GoogeMichael26WhiteGAGlynnP, IOBurglary/Unlawful Entry2 years20082015DNAP/FA
RoesserChristopher25WhiteGAGwinnettH, NCOF, WH, NW, PJMurderLife20082013P/FAOMILD
ChapmanJustin27WhiteGAHaralsonA, H, JIPR, WH, NW, KP, PLMurderLife20072016P/FAOMILD
LeverettRon29BlackGAHartDrug Possession or Sale3 years19931994MWIDILD
JohnsonTimothy22BlackGAHoustonH, PMurderLife19842013P/FAILD
WhiteJohn Jerome19BlackGAMeriwetherIO, SASexual AssaultLife19802007DNAMWIDF/MFE
DebelbotAlbert22OtherGAMuscogeeCV, H, IO, JI, NCPR, WH, NWMurderLife20092021P/FAF/MFEOMILD
DebelbotAshley23BlackGAMuscogeeCV, F, H, IO, JI, NCPR, WH, NWMurderLife20092021P/FAF/MFEOMILD
WordLathan18BlackGAMuscogeeCVPR, NWRobbery15 years20002011P/FAOMILD
JacobsenRonald29WhiteGANewtonIO, SAOF, NW, WTSexual AssaultLife19902021DNAMWIDP/FAOMILD
CashElgerie45WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
WeathingtonJennifer19WhiteGAPauldingF, H, NCMurderLife20132019F/MFEILD
DinningJack38WhiteGARabunHPR, WHMurderLife19931997P/FAOM
DwightNathan Christopher21BlackGARockdaleOF, WHRobberyLife20102013DNAMWIDOM
TalleyTerry23BlackGATroupIO, SAPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJSexual AssaultLife19812021DNAMWIDP/FAOM
Lee, Jr.Lawrence William25WhiteGAWayneCDC, CV, H, JIPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, WTMurderDeath19872015P/FAOMILD
CservakWayne21WhiteGAWhitfieldCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse10 years19971997P/FAILD