Overturned convictions in the United States

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  1. Jack Ruby

    Jack Ruby

    Nightclub operator, convicted murderer

  2. Andrea Yates

    Andrea Yates

    American murderer

  3. Geronimo Pratt

    Geronimo Pratt

    political activist

  4. The Exonerated

    The Exonerated (2005)


    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

    Professional middleweight boxer

  6. Robert Hillary King

    Robert Hillary King

    American, Activist

  7. Jeffrey Mark Deskovic

    Jeffrey Mark Deskovic


    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


    Francis T. "Mickey" Featherstone (born June 3, 1949) is a former Irish American mobster and member of the Westies, an organized crime syndicate from Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan in New York City, led by James Coonan. Featherstone committed several mob killings before he was convicted in 1986 of a murder he had not committed. Facing a quarter of a century in jail, he became an informant and brought down Coonan's gang.

  9. David Camm

    David Camm


    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


    John David Provoo (1917–August 28, 2001) was a sergeant in the United States Army. Before World War II, he studied in Japan, but returned to the United States when the war broke out; convicted of treason for his conduct during World War II but then later having his conviction overturned, he returned to Japan for further religious studies and was ordained as a Buddhist priest. He then moved to Hawaii, where he lived until his death.

  11. Richard Alexander (exonerated convict)

    Richard Alexander (exonerated convict)


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

  12. Marcus Dixon

    Marcus Dixon

    Player of American football

  13. Wrongful conviction of Steve Titus

    Wrongful conviction of Steve Titus


    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. Johnson Chesnut Whittaker

    Johnson Chesnut Whittaker

    American soldier

  15. Ruben Cantu

    Ruben Cantu

    executed Texas convict

  16. Anthony Massingill

    Anthony Massingill

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

  17. Ray Krone

    Ray Krone

    American exonerated death row inmate

  18. Cornelius Dupree

    Cornelius Dupree

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

  19. Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon

    Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon


    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.

  20. Robert Elmer Kleason

    Robert Elmer Kleason


    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.

  21. Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad

    Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad

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

  22. Jack Davis (prospector)

    Jack Davis (prospector)


    Jackson Lee "Diamondfield Jack" Davis (1864–1949) was pardoned for the 1896 Deep Creek Murders in Idaho and would later strike it rich in Nevada, where he established several mining towns, one named after his nickname "Diamondfield".

  23. Randall Dale Adams

    Randall Dale Adams

    Overturned murder conviction; anti-death penalty activist

  24. Jesse Tafero

    Jesse Tafero

    American murderer

  25. Bernard Baran

    Bernard Baran


    Bernard F. Baran, Jr. (born May 25, 1965) was wrongfully convicted in the day care sex abuse hysteria of the 1980s and 1990s that was spawned by the McMartin preschool trial. Unlike other day care cases, the Baran case garnered little national press coverage. The Baran case spanned almost 25 years from his arrest in October 1984 until all charges were dropped in June 2009. Baran maintained his innocence throughout his case, making him ineligible for parole. Baran was accused, tried and convicted within a three-month period and sentenced to three life sentences in January 1985. In 2009, the Massachusetts Appeals Court vacated the convictions, deeming the case "notorious," and citing the behavior of the original prosecutor as "troubling." Along with its importance as the first successful conviction, the Baran case is notable amongst the day-care cases for the level of homophobia present in the court record of the prosecution. The Baran case is the subject of the documentary film Freeing Bernie Baran.

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