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").

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157 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convictedsort descending Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
3 Wilbert Lee FL Black 1963 1975 12 Pardoned No
4 Freddie Pitts FL Black 1963 1975 12 Pardoned No
39 James Richardson FL Black 1968 1989 21 Charges Dismissed No
92 Peter Limone MA White 1968 2001 33 Charges Dismissed No
1 David Keaton FL Black 1971 1973 2 Charges Dismissed No
22 Lawyer Johnson MA Black 1971 1982 11 Charges Dismissed No
2 Samuel Poole NC Black 1973 1974 1 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
11 Delbert Tibbs FL Black 1974 1977 3 Charges Dismissed No
27 Joseph Brown FL Black 1974 1987 13 Charges Dismissed No
115 Laurence Adams MA Black 1974 2004 30 Charges Dismissed No
12 Earl Charles GA Black 1975 1978 3 Charges Dismissed No
13 Jonathan Treadway AZ White 1975 1978 3 Acquitted No
15 Jerry Banks GA Black 1975 1980 5 Charges Dismissed No
19 Johnny Ross LA Black 1975 1981 6 Charges Dismissed No
148 Ricky Jackson OH Black 1975 2014 39 Charges Dismissed No
149 Wiley Bridgeman OH Black 1975 2014 39 Charges Dismissed No
150 Kwame Ajamu OH Black 1975 2014 39 Charges Dismissed No
14 Gary Beeman OH White 1976 1979 3 Acquitted No
20 Ernest Graham CA Black 1976 1981 5 Acquitted No

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