National Registry of Exonerations

nationalregistry_logoThe Newkirk Center is now the primary home of the National Registry of Exonerations, a collaborative project with the University of Michigan School of Law and Michigan State University School of Law.  The mission of the National Registry of Exonerations is to provide comprehensive information on exonerations of innocent criminal defendants in order to prevent future false convictions by learning from past errors. The Registry collects, analyzes and disseminates information about all known exonerations of innocent criminal defendants in the United States, from 1989 to the present.

Visit the Registry’s website and database

Read the Registry’s reports:
Exonerations in 2017
Exonerations in the United States Before 1989

Watch Registry events:
UCI Welcome Celebration – March 2017
A Year in Exonerations – May 2018