Innocence Database


Instructions: This database can be searched using any combination of the search filters below. All columns are sortable by clicking the title at the top of the column. To find out more about a case in the list, click on the name of the individual.
Terms:
# - Refers to the chronological order in which the defendants were exonerated.
State - Place of capital conviction
Years Between - The difference between the year of exoneration and the year of capital conviction
Reason - Normally, when a conviction is overturned by an appellate court, the state has the option of re-trying the defendant. If the state does not seek a re-trial, charges are dismissed. If a re-trial occurs and the defendant is found not guilty, the case is listed as an acquittal.
DNA evidence - refers to whether DNA evidence played a major role in exonerating ("yes") the defendant or not ("no").

For more information on the criteria for inclusion on DPIC's Innocence List click here. To export the Innocence Database, click here.

162 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Racesort descending Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
50 Walter McMillian AL Black 1988 1993 5 Charges Dismissed No
55 Adolph Munson OK Black 1985 1995 10 Acquitted No
59 Sabrina Butler MS Black 1990 1995 5 Acquitted No
61 Verneal Jimerson IL Black 1985 1996 11 Charges Dismissed Yes
62 Dennis Williams IL Black 1979 1996 17 Charges Dismissed Yes
65 Troy Jones CA Black 1982 1996 14 Charges Dismissed No
66 Carl Lawson IL Black 1990 1996 6 Acquitted No
69 Benjamin Harris WA Black 1985 1997 12 Charges Dismissed No
70 Robert Hayes FL Black 1991 1997 6 Acquitted No
71 Christopher McCrimmon AZ Black 1993 1997 4 Acquitted No
73 Robert Miller OK Black 1988 1998 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
74 Curtis Kyles LA Black 1984 1998 14 Charges Dismissed No
75 Shareef Cousin LA Black 1996 1999 3 Charges Dismissed No
76 Anthony Porter IL Black 1983 1999 16 Charges Dismissed No
77 Steven Smith IL Black 1985 1999 14 Acquitted No
79 Ronald Jones IL Black 1989 1999 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
81 Warren Manning SC Black 1989 1999 10 Acquitted No
84 Eric Clemmons MO Black 1987 2000 13 Acquitted No
85 Joseph Green FL Black 1993 2000 7 Charges Dismissed No
86 Earl Washington VA Black 1984 2000 16 Pardoned Yes
88 Frank Smith FL Black 1986 2000 14 Charges Dismissed Yes
91 Oscar Morris CA Black 1983 2000 17 Charges Dismissed No
101 Aaron Patterson IL Black 1986 2003 17 Pardoned No
102 Madison Hobley IL Black 1987 2003 16 Pardoned No
103 Leroy Orange IL Black 1984 2003 19 Pardoned No

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