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
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
104 Stanley Howard IL Black 1987 2003 16 Pardoned No
105 Rudolph Holton FL Black 1986 2003 16 Charges Dismissed No
106 Lemuel Prion AZ White 1999 2003 4 Charges Dismissed No
107 Wesley Quick AL White 1997 2003 6 Acquitted No
108 John Thompson LA Black 1985 2003 18 Acquitted No
109 Timothy Howard OH Black 1976 2003 26 Charges Dismissed No
110 Gary James OH Black 1976 2003 26 Charges Dismissed No
111 Joseph Amrine MO Black 1986 2003 17 Charges Dismissed No
112 Nicholas Yarris PA White 1982 2003 21 Charges Dismissed Yes
113 Alan Gell NC White 1998 2004 6 Acquitted No
114 Gordon Steidl IL White 1987 2004 17 Charges Dismissed No
115 Laurence Adams MA Black 1974 2004 30 Charges Dismissed No
116 Dan Bright LA Black 1996 2004 8 Charges Dismissed No
117 Ryan Matthews LA Black 1999 2004 5 Charges Dismissed Yes
118 Ernest Willis TX White 1987 2004 17 Charges Dismissed No
119 Derrick Jamison OH Black 1985 2005 20 Charges Dismissed No
120 Harold Wilson PA Black 1989 2005 16 Acquitted No
121 John Ballard FL White 2003 2006 3 Acquitted No
122 Curtis McCarty OK White 1986 2007 21 Charges Dismissed Yes
123 Michael McCormick TN White 1987 2007 20 Acquitted No
124 Jonathon Hoffman NC Black 1995 2007 12 Charges Dismissed No
125 Kennedy Brewer MS Black 1995 2008 13 Charges Dismissed Yes

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