Cases of Innocence 1973 - Present

For Inclusion on DPIC's Innocence List:
Defendants must have been convicted, sentenced to death and subsequently either-
a) their conviction was overturned AND
i) they were acquitted at re-trial or
ii) all charges were dropped
b) they were given an absolute pardon by the governor based on new evidence of innocence.

For a fuller description of the criteria used in this list and the reasons why these criteria were chosen, see Section V of DPIC's most recent Innocence Report.

View Each Exonerees' Case Description By Their Year of Release:

1973 - 1983

1984 - 1993

1994 - 2003

2004 - Present

"Auf Deutsch" - For Exoneree Case Descriptions in German, please click here.