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.

158 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Betweensort descending Reason DNA
2 Samuel Poole NC Black 1973 1974 1 Charges Dismissed No
21 Annibal Jaramillo FL Latino 1981 1982 1 Charges Dismissed No
23 Larry Fisher MS White 1984 1985 1 Acquitted No
38 Robert Cox FL White 1988 1989 1 Charges Dismissed No
1 David Keaton FL Black 1971 1973 2 Charges Dismissed No
5 James Creamer GA White 1973 1975 2 Charges Dismissed No
6 Christopher Spicer NC Black 1973 1975 2 Acquitted No
7 Thomas Gladish NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
8 Richard Greer NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
9 Ronald Keine NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
10 Clarence Smith NM White 1974 1976 2 Charges Dismissed No
16 Larry Hicks IN Black 1978 1980 2 Acquitted No
18 Michael Linder SC White 1979 1981 2 Acquitted No
82 Alfred Rivera NC Latino 1997 1999 2 Charges Dismissed No
156 Derral Hodgkins FL White 2013 2015 2 Acquitted no
11 Delbert Tibbs FL Black 1974 1977 3 Charges Dismissed No
12 Earl Charles GA Black 1975 1978 3 Charges Dismissed No
13 Jonathan Treadway AZ White 1975 1978 3 Acquitted No
14 Gary Beeman OH White 1976 1979 3 Acquitted No
17 Charles Giddens OK Black 1978 1981 3 Charges Dismissed No
24 Anthony Brown FL Black 1983 1986 3 Acquitted No
43 Jimmy Mathers AZ White 1987 1990 3 Acquitted No
45 Bradley Scott FL White 1988 1991 3 Acquitted No
54 Andrew Golden FL White 1991 1994 3 Charges Dismissed No
64 Gary Gauger IL White 1993 1996 3 Charges Dismissed No

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