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.

157 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Namesort descending State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
101 Aaron Patterson IL Black 1986 2003 17 Pardoned No
55 Adolph Munson OK Black 1985 1995 10 Acquitted No
113 Alan Gell NC White 1998 2004 6 Acquitted No
90 Albert Burrell LA White 1987 2000 13 Charges Dismissed No
58 Alejandro Hernandez IL Latino 1985 1995 10 Charges Dismissed Yes
154 Alfred Brown TX Black 2005 2015 10 Charges Dismissed No
82 Alfred Rivera NC Latino 1997 1999 2 Charges Dismissed No
54 Andrew Golden FL White 1991 1994 3 Charges Dismissed No
21 Annibal Jaramillo FL Latino 1981 1982 1 Charges Dismissed No
24 Anthony Brown FL Black 1983 1986 3 Acquitted No
138 Anthony Graves TX Black 1994 2010 16 Charges Dismissed No
152 Anthony Hinton AL Black 1985 2015 30 Charges Dismissed No
31 Anthony Peek FL Black 1978 1987 9 Acquitted No
76 Anthony Porter IL Black 1983 1999 16 Charges Dismissed No
69 Benjamin Harris WA Black 1985 1997 12 Charges Dismissed No
45 Bradley Scott FL White 1988 1991 3 Acquitted No
145 Carl Dausch FL White 2011 2014 3 Acquitted No
66 Carl Lawson IL Black 1990 1996 6 Acquitted No
96 Charles Fain ID White 1983 2001 18 Charges Dismissed Yes
17 Charles Giddens OK Black 1978 1981 3 Charges Dismissed No
46 Charles Smith IN Black 1983 1991 8 Acquitted No
71 Christopher McCrimmon AZ Black 1993 1997 4 Acquitted No
6 Christopher Spicer NC Black 1973 1975 2 Acquitted No
40 Clarence Brandley TX Black 1981 1990 9 Charges Dismissed No
80 Clarence Dexter MO White 1991 1999 8 Charges Dismissed No

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