Today, the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law launched the first National Registry of Exonerations. ExonerationRegistry.org represents the largest collection of such cases ever assembled and it will be continually updated.
The purpose of studying exonerations is to learn how to prevent and correct false convictions.
The Registry front page contains the report, Exonerations in the United States, 1989 – 2012. You can also read an executive summary of the report. The Registry contains a searchable, sortable database of exoneration. You can view exonerations by state and by county.
News coverage of the National Registry of Exonerations in the next post.