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.

159 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
76 Anthony Porter IL Black 1983 1999 16 Charges Dismissed No
77 Steven Smith IL Black 1985 1999 14 Acquitted No
78 Ronald Williamson OK White 1988 1999 11 Charges Dismissed Yes
79 Ronald Jones IL Black 1989 1999 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
80 Clarence Dexter MO White 1991 1999 8 Charges Dismissed No
81 Warren Manning SC Black 1989 1999 10 Acquitted No
82 Alfred Rivera NC Latino 1997 1999 2 Charges Dismissed No
83 Steve Manning IL White 1993 2000 7 Charges Dismissed 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
87 William Nieves PA Latino 1994 2000 6 Acquitted No
88 Frank Smith FL Black 1986 2000 14 Charges Dismissed Yes
89 Michael Graham LA White 1987 2000 13 Charges Dismissed No
90 Albert Burrell LA White 1987 2000 13 Charges Dismissed No
91 Oscar Morris CA Black 1983 2000 17 Charges Dismissed No
92 Peter Limone MA White 1968 2001 33 Charges Dismissed No
93 Gary Drinkard AL White 1995 2001 6 Charges Dismissed No
94 Joaquin Martinez FL Latino 1997 2001 4 Acquitted No
95 Jeremy Sheets NE White 1997 2001 4 Charges Dismissed No
96 Charles Fain ID White 1983 2001 18 Charges Dismissed Yes
97 Juan Melendez FL Latino 1984 2002 18 Charges Dismissed No
98 Ray Krone AZ White 1992 2002 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
99 Thomas Kimbell PA White 1998 2002 4 Acquitted No
100 Larry Osborne KY White 1999 2002 3 Charges Dismissed No

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