List of exonerated death row inmates

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This list contains names of people who were found guilty of capital crimes and placed on death row, and were later found to be wrongly convicted. Some people were exonerated posthumously.

This list includes individuals who were sentenced to death and had their sentences overturned by acquittal or pardon.[1] The state listed is the state where the individual was convicted, the year listed is the year of release, and the case listed is the case that overturned their conviction.

This list does not include

  1. posthumous pardons for individuals executed before 1950;
  2. inmates who were given life sentences when their country, province or state abolished the death penalty;
  3. people who were threatened with death and never jailed;
  4. people who were jailed by extralegal groups or courts, for example as often occurs in cases of sentences of stoning.

List by country[edit]

Japan[edit]

1980–1989[edit]

1983

1984

1989

Republic of China (Taiwan)[edit]

2011

Nigeria[edit]

2000–2007[edit]

2002

Pakistan[edit]

2000–2007[edit]

2006

United Kingdom[edit]

In 1965, the UK outlawed the death penalty for murder when evidence of wrongful executions surfaced.

1966

1968

1969

1973

United States[edit]

1930–1939[edit]

1937

1970–1979[edit]

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980–1989[edit]

1980

1981

1982

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990–1999[edit]

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994


1995


1996

1997

1998

1999

2000–2009[edit]

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010–2013[edit]

2010

2011

2012

2013

Canada[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Innocence: List of Those Freed From Death Row
  2. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/17/former-death-row-inmate-now-charged-in-wife-killing/
  3. ^ Suro, Roberto (March 2, 1989). "Conviction Voided in Texas Murder". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  4. ^ Suro, Roberto (Nov 27, 1988). "Death Row Luck: 'I'm Still Alive'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/us/09soldier.html?scp=1&sq=timothy%20hennis&st=cse
  6. ^ a b http://www.amazon.com/dp/0385517238
  7. ^ http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Alt/alt.true-crime/2007-03/msg01216.html
  8. ^ http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/exonerations/il/joseph-burrows.html
  9. ^ http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/revision-list-exonerated-individuals
  10. ^ http://www.newsobserver.com/1565/story/1058118.html/
  11. ^ http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/michael-toney-recently-exonerated-death-row-texas-dies-car-crash
  12. ^ http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/innocence-ohios-substantial-inequitable-conduct-leads-nations-140th-death-row-exoneration
  13. ^ Amnesty International: Canada
  14. ^ Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online: Angelina Napolitano. By Franca Iacovetta. University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2004. page accessed June 2008

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