Some facts about exonerations | News Briefs | Indy Week
Pin It

Some facts about exonerations 


873 Total number of exonerations in the U.S.

816 Number who were men

57 ... women

50% Amount who were black

38% ... white

11% ... Latino

2% ... Native American or Asian

87% Amount who were convicted by a jury at trial

10,000 Minimum number of years defendants as a group spent in prison

101 Number of murder exonerees who had been sentenced to death


Sources National Registry of Exonerations, a project of University of Michigan law school and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law

  • Number of exonerations in N.C. 1989-2012; top 10 states for exonerations; more


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News Briefs

Twitter Activity


The pedants arguing about terminology when the point is abundantly clear make me sick. You people are a blight on …

by Norf Cackalackie on How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina (News Briefs)

Ignoring the obvious gaping hole in journalistic integrity through the grossly misused "assault rifle" label for AR-15s, one would wonder …

by ChapelThrilla on How to Buy an Assault Rifle in North Carolina (News Briefs)

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation