December 30, 2016

State: Florida

Convicted: 2006

Exonerated: 2018

Race: Hispanic

DNA used in exoneration? Yes

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False or Misleading Forensic Evidence

Perjury or False Accusation

Inadequate Legal Defense

Clemente's Wrongful Conviction

Clemente Aguirre was a victim of...

December 26, 2016

State: Ohio

Convicted: 1975

Exonerated: 2014

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False eyewitness testimony

Police Misconduct

Kwame's Wrongful Conviction

Kwame Ajamu was a teenager in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was sentenced to death in 1975 f...

December 16, 2016

State: Maryland

Convicted: 1985

Exonerated: 1993

Race: Caucasian

DNA used in exoneration? Yes

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

Mistaken witness identification

Prosecutorial Misconduct

Kirk's Wrongful Conviction

An honorably discharged Marine, Kirk Bloodsworth is the first perso...

November 25, 2016

State: Ohio

Convicted: 1975

Exonerated: 2014

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False testimony 

Police misconduct

Wiley's Wrongful Conviction

Wiley Bridgeman was 20 years old and living in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was sentenced to death in...

November 15, 2016

State: Louisiana

Convicted: 1996

Exonerated: 2004

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

Mistaken identification

Official misconduct

Inadequate legal defense

Dan's Wrongful Conviction

Dan Bright was wrongfully convicted at age 26 of the murder o...

November 5, 2016

State: Louisiana

Convicted: 1987

Exonerated: 2001

Race: Caucasian

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False accusation

Prosecutorial misconduct

Albert's Wrongful Conviction

After spending 13 years on death row, Albert Burrell was released from the Louis...

October 25, 2016

State: Mississippi

Convicted: 1990

Exonerated: 1995

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False or misleading forensic evidence 

Prosecutorial misconduct

Sabrina's Wrongful Conviction

Sabrina Butler-Smith was a Mississippi teenager who wa...

October 15, 2016

State: North Carolina

Convicted: 1994

Exonerated: 2008

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

Perjury or false accusation

Official misconduct

Inadequate legal defense

Ed's Wrongful Conviction

Glen "Ed" Edward Chapman of North Carolina was convic...

October 5, 2016

State: Illinois

Convicted: 1979

Exonerated: 1987

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

False accusation

Snitch testimony

Judicial error

Perry's Wrongful Conviction

On November 13, 1977, Melvin Kanter and Charles Guccion were shot to death durin...

September 26, 2016

State: Louisiana

Convicted: 1996

Exonerated: 1999

Race: Black

DNA used in exoneration? No

Reasons for wrongful conviction:

Mistaken witness identification

Police misconduct

Prosecutorial misconduct

Shareef's Wrongful Conviction

Shareef Cousin spent three years on death row in Lo...

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