Overturned convictions in the United States

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  1. Jack Ruby

    Jack Ruby

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    Nightclub operator, convicted murderer

  2. Andrea Yates

    Andrea Yates

    928 views
    American murderer

  3. Geronimo Pratt

    Geronimo Pratt

    367 views
    political activist

  4. The Exonerated

    The Exonerated (2005)

    321 views

    The Exonerated is a made-for-cable television film which dramatizes the true stories of six people who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and other offenses, placed on death row, and later exonerated and freed after serving varying years in prison. It was based on a successful stage play of the same name written by Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank and first aired on the former CourtTV cable television network on January 27, 2005. It is directed by Bob Balaban was produced by Radical Media.


  5. Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    157 views
    Professional middleweight boxer

  6. Robert Hillary King

    Robert Hillary King

    38 views
    American, Activist

  7. Jeffrey Mark Deskovic

    Jeffrey Mark Deskovic

    18 views

    Jeffrey Mark Deskovic (born October 27, 1973) was wrongly convicted in 1990 at the age of seventeen of raping, beating, and strangling Angela Correa, a 15-year-old high school classmate at Peekskill High School.


  8. Mickey Featherstone

    Mickey Featherstone

    17 views
    American mobster

  9. David Camm

    David Camm

    19 views

    David Ray Camm (born March 23, 1964) is a former state trooper who was acquitted and released in 2013 after his third trial on charges of murdering his wife, Kimberly, and children, Brad, 7, and Jill, 5, at their Georgetown, Indiana home on September 28, 2000. A number of wrongful conviction advocacy groups consider his first two guilty verdicts to be wrongful convictions. Camm now works as a case coordinator for a non-profit wrongful conviction advocacy organization called Investigating Innocence that provides criminal defense investigations for inmates.


  10. John David Provoo

    John David Provoo

    15 views
    American Buddhist priest

  11. Richard Alexander (exonerated convict)

    Richard Alexander (exonerated convict)

    14 views

    Richard Alexander is an Indiana man wrongfully convicted of rape and later exonerated by DNA evidence.


  12. Marcus Dixon

    Marcus Dixon

    13 views
    Player of American football

  13. Wrongful conviction of Steve Titus

    Wrongful conviction of Steve Titus

    11 views

    Steve Titus (1950–1986) was an American businessman who was wrongly convicted of rape. An investigation and reporting of the events later became an entry in the Pulitzer prize archives.


  14. Anthony Massingill

    Anthony Massingill

    10 views
    American who was found innocent in 2011 of a 1980 robbery conviction in Texas, after serving 30 years in prison.

  15. Ray Krone

    Ray Krone

    10 views
    American exonerated death row inmate

  16. Ruben Cantu

    Ruben Cantu

    10 views
    executed Texas convict

  17. Johnson Chesnut Whittaker

    Johnson Chesnut Whittaker

    10 views
    American soldier

  18. Cornelius Dupree

    Cornelius Dupree

    9 views
    American who was found innocent in 2011 of a 1980 robbery conviction in Texas, after serving 30 years in prison.

  19. Robert Elmer Kleason

    Robert Elmer Kleason

    10 views

    Robert Elmer Kleason (September 20, 1934 – April 21, 2003) was an American who was convicted and sentenced to death in 1975 for the murder of two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in the area known as Oak Hill, on the southern outskirts of Austin, Texas in October 1974. However, after two years on Texas' death row, an appeals court overturned Kleasen's conviction in November 1977, ruling that the search of his home was illegal and that key evidence had to be excluded.


  20. Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon

    Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon

    9 views

    Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon (born May 24, 1951) is a public speaker and human rights activist who was wrongly convicted of murder and spent over 17 years on Death Row. He was released from prison on January 3, 2002, making him the 99th Death Row inmate in the United States to be exonerated and released from prison since 1973.


  21. Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad

    Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad

    7 views
    writer and activist, who is a former Black Panther leader, and co-founder of the Black Liberation Army

  22. Bernard Baran

    Bernard Baran

    6 views
    Spent 21 years in prison on wrongful sexual molestation charges

  23. Karen Bennett Carlin

    Karen Bennett Carlin

    6 views

    Jack Leon Ruby (born Jacob Leon Rubenstein; March 25, 1911 – January 3, 1967) was a nightclub operator in Dallas, Texas. On November 24, 1963, Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in police custody after being charged with the assassination of John F. Kennedy two days earlier. A Dallas jury found Ruby guilty of murdering Oswald, and Ruby was sentenced to death. Later, Ruby appealed his conviction and death sentence and was granted a new trial. As the date for his new trial was being set, Ruby became ill and died of a pulmonary embolism due to lung cancer.


  24. Jack Davis (prospector)

    Jack Davis (prospector)

    6 views
    American pardoned for murder

  25. Willie Earl Green

    Willie Earl Green

    6 views

    Willie Earl Green was sent to prison in 1983 for the murder of a woman in a South Los Angeles crack house, but after a change in testimony, authorities released him from prison in March 2008.


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