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:

# Name State Race Convicted Exonerated Years Between Reason DNA
26 Clifford Bowen OK White 1981 1986 5 Charges Dismissed No
27 Joseph Brown FL Black 1974 1987 13 Charges Dismissed No
28 Perry Cobb IL Black 1979 1987 8 Acquitted No
29 Darby Tillis IL Black 1979 1987 8 Acquitted No
30 Vernon McManus TX White 1977 1987 10 Charges Dismissed No
31 Anthony Peek FL Black 1978 1987 9 Acquitted No
32 Juan Ramos FL Latino 1983 1987 4 Acquitted No
33 Robert Wallace GA Black 1980 1987 7 Acquitted No
34 Richard Jones OK White 1983 1987 4 Acquitted No
35 Willie Brown FL Black 1983 1988 5 Charges Dismissed No
36 Larry Troy FL Black 1983 1988 5 Charges Dismissed No
37 Randall Adams TX White 1977 1989 12 Charges Dismissed No
38 Robert Cox FL White 1988 1989 1 Charges Dismissed No
39 James Richardson FL Black 1968 1989 21 Charges Dismissed No
40 Clarence Brandley TX Black 1981 1990 9 Charges Dismissed No
41 John Skelton TX White 1983 1990 7 Acquitted No
42 Dale Johnston OH White 1984 1990 6 Charges Dismissed No
43 Jimmy Mathers AZ White 1987 1990 3 Acquitted No
44 Gary Nelson GA Black 1980 1991 11 Charges Dismissed No
45 Bradley Scott FL White 1988 1991 3 Acquitted No
46 Charles Smith IN Black 1983 1991 8 Acquitted No
47 Jay Smith PA White 1986 1992 6 Acquitted No
48 Kirk Bloodsworth MD White 1984 1993 9 Charges Dismissed Yes
49 Federico Macias TX Latino 1984 1993 9 Charges Dismissed No
50 Walter McMillian AL Black 1988 1993 5 Charges Dismissed No

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