National Registry of Exonerations tops 20,000 years of wrongful convictions

In August 2018, the National Registry of Exonerations passed a milestone:
The number of “years lost” that exonerated defendants spent in prison for crimes they did not commit exceeded 20,000.

See Registry’s full report of the milestone here

See Washington Post Opinion by Radley Balko here

The Registry is a project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,  University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law.

Join us for “A Year in Exonerations”- 5/29/18

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Newkirk Alumni Center, UCI Campus


JOIN US for a review of the National Registry of Exoneration‘s first year at the University of California, Irvine that focuses on how the Registry has been used for Research, Counting, Learning, Communicating and Advocacy.

Speakers include Kelly Loudenberg, Director of the acclaimed Netflix series The Confession Tapes and Bruce Lisker, who was exonerated in 2009 after serving 24 years in prison for murder


National Registry of Exonerations releases reports – “Exonerations in 2017” and “Exonerations in the United States Before 1989”

The National Registry of Exonerations,a project of the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society, University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law,  has released its annual report entitled “Exonerations in 2017″, as well as a report on”Exonerations in the United States before 1989.”

Exonerations in 2017
Exonerations in the United States before 1989