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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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Lopez-SiguenzaCarlos21HispanicNJAtlanticCV, NC, P, SAChild Sex Abuse3 years20042012P/FAILD
MooreClarence36BlackNJAtlanticIO, SAPR, WH, NWSexual AssaultLife19872006MWIDOM
RyanMichael50WhiteNJAtlanticMOther Nonviolent MisdemeanorProbation20162018MWID
PetersonLarry36BlackNJBurlingtonH, IO, JI, SAMurderLife19892006DNAP/FAF/MFE
BaileyJherelle27BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale1 year20102010P/FAOM
BakerKevin23BlackNJCamdenH, IOMurder60 to life19962020P/FAF/MFEILD
BallardNathanielBlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20082010P/FAOM
BarnesJoel26BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20092010P/FAOM
BecerraGilbert19BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale1 year20092010P/FAOM
BeverlyShawn30BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale2 years and 9 months20082010P/FAOM
CassAlbert44BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWWeapon Possession or Sale5 years20082010P/FAOM
CottleCharles22BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale5 years20082009P/FAOM
DembyRonald42BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20082009P/FAOM
FrazierBryheem23BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale5 years20082009P/FAOM
GibsonPaul47BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072010P/FAOM
GrahamWilliamBlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 years20082010P/FAOM
Harris IIIJames24BlackNJCamdenH, JIMurder75 years20152023P/FA
HendersonRobert52BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20072009P/FAOM
HendersonRobert54BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale3 years20092010P/FAOM
HillTaron18BlackNJCamdenCIU, H, JIMurder60 years20062021MWIDP/FAILD
McLeanMelvin42BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20072010P/FAOM
PitmanPerman34BlackNJCamdenH, PPR, WHManslaughter5 years20072010P/FAOM
PittsKenneth33BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20092010P/FAOM
RolaxAntwyne23BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleUnknown20082009P/FAOM
RuizOscar34HispanicNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20092010P/FAOM
ShawFrank50BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or Sale4 years20082009P/FAOM
StewartGeorge28BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale2 years20092009P/FAOM
TrocheJuan41HispanicNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or Sale5 years20092010P/FAOM
VegaJose33HispanicNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NW, PJDrug Possession or SaleProbation20092010P/FAOM
WashingtonSean23BlackNJCamdenH, IOMurder60 to life19962020P/FAF/MFEILD
WaysAnthony19BlackNJCamdenHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19912005MWIDP/FAOM
WhitleyHarold33BlackNJCamdenNC, POF, WH, NWDrug Possession or SaleProbation20082010P/FAOM
BerrymanEarl24BlackNJEssexIO, SASexual Assault50 years19851997MWIDP/FAILD
DixonJohn27BlackNJEssexP, SASexual Assault45 years19912001DNAMWID
KnightCurtis35BlackNJEssexHPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder30 years19902001P/FAOM
MichaelsMargaret Kelly22WhiteNJEssexCSH, CV, F, NC, SACW, NW, WTChild Sex Abuse47 years19881994P/FAF/MFEOM
NashA. Jabir39BlackNJEssexCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse22 years20022013P/FAF/MFE
RobertsRodney29BlackNJEssexCV, P, SAKidnapping7 years19962014DNAMWID
RossVincent21BlackNJEssexCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse15 years19891992P/FAOM
RussoCarmine51WhiteNJEssexM, NCPR, WHAssaultFine19972001P/FAOMILD
ShephardDavid L.21BlackNJEssexSASexual Assault30 years19841995DNAMWID
WorthyTerence36BlackNJEssexNC, POF, WH, NWWeapon Possession or Sale7 years20042005P/FAOM
GrossGeorge38WhiteNJGloucesterCV, NC, SAChild Sex AbuseNot sentenced19982001P/FAILD
LandanoVincent James36WhiteNJHudsonCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19771998P/FAOM
MillerDion33BlackNJHudsonCIU, H, IOOF, WH, NW, INTMurder30 years20062023FCF/MFEOM
SmithJulius30BlackNJHudsonRobbery20 years20102017MWID
Prati, Jr.Ronald28WhiteNJMercerSASexual Assault20 years19962009DNAMWIDF/MFE
SpearsDarryl23BlackNJMercerPR, OF, NW, KP, PJWeapon Possession or Sale15 years20142018P/FAOM
CromedyMcKinley29BlackNJMiddlesexSASexual Assault60 years19941999DNAMWID
HaganLewis38BlackNJMiddlesexCV, NC, SAChild Sex Abuse4 years20042010P/FAILD
PuskasTimothy38WhiteNJMiddlesexHPRMurder40 years20172024OM
RodriguezEdwin28HispanicNJMiddlesexM, NCOF, WH, NW, PJOther Violent MisdemeanorNot sentenced20142014P/FAOM
HarrellDion22BlackNJMonmouthCV, IO, SASexual Assault8 years19922016DNAMWIDF/MFE
VegaDamaso37HispanicNJMonmouthCV, H, IOPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurderLife19821989P/FAOM
KamienskiPaul35WhiteNJOceanHPR, WH, NW, KPMurderLife19882010P/FAOM
KelleyEric28BlackNJPassaicCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, PJMurderLife19962018DNAFCP/FAOM
LeeRalph30BlackNJPassaicCDC, H, IOOF, WH, NW, WT, INTMurderLife19962018DNAMWIDFCP/FAOM
OrtizSandra30HispanicNJPassaicF, H, NCPR, NWMurderNot sentenced20012003OMILD
SimmonsLawrence19BlackNJPassaicCDC, HPR, NWMurderLife19772000P/FAOM
RichardsonGerard28BlackNJSomersetBM, H, IOMurder30 years19952013DNAF/MFE
Wright, Jr.Isaac28BlackNJSomersetCDCPR, OF, WH, NW, KP, PJDrug Possession or SaleLife19911998P/FAOM
GentryJacob27WhiteNJSussexH, NCPR, NWManslaughter30 years20112016F/MFEOM
ChaparroAnthony48HispanicNJUnionSASexual AssaultLife20032014DNAMWIDILD
DorvalJean21BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962018MWIDP/FAOMILD
HalseyByron24BlackNJUnionCV, H, IO, SAOF, WH, NWMurderLife19882007DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
LouisJames20BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962020MWIDFCP/FAOM
MervilusEmmanuel22BlackNJUnionPR, OF, NW, WTRobbery11 years20082013MWIDF/MFEOMILD
OladapoAyodeji27BlackNJUnionCV, NC, SAPR, NWChild Sex Abuse18 years20042009P/FAF/MFEOMILD
PierreDuquene22BlackNJUnionCDC, HPR, OF, WH, NW, WTMurder60 years19962016MWIDP/FAOMILD