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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. David Camm

    David Camm


    David Ray Camm 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. Camm became a suspect primarily because of an interpretation of stain patterns on his clothing. He was tried and found guilty of the murders. In 2004 an appeal court ordered a re-hearing of the case on the grounds that testimony about his marital infidelity had been prejudicial, because no clear link to the charges was demonstrated by the prosecution. In 2005 forensic evidence identified Charles Boney as having been at the crime scene. Boney's modus operandi in previous crimes showed similarities to aspects of the murders.

  9. 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.

  10. Richard Alexander (exonerated convict)

    Richard Alexander (exonerated convict)


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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Johnson Chesnut Whittaker

    Johnson Chesnut Whittaker

    American soldier

  14. Ruben Cantu

    Ruben Cantu

    executed Texas convict

  15. Anthony Massingill

    Anthony Massingill

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

  16. Ray Krone

    Ray Krone

    American exonerated death row inmate

  17. Marcus Dixon

    Marcus Dixon

    Player of American football

  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. 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

  21. 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.

  22. Willie Earl Green

    Willie Earl Green


    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.

  23. Randall Dale Adams

    Randall Dale Adams

    Overturned murder conviction; anti-death penalty activist

  24. Karen Bennett Carlin

    Karen Bennett Carlin


    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.

  25. Steven Avery

    Steven Avery


    Steven Avery (born July 9, 1962) is an American who was convicted of murder. He served 18 years on a rape conviction in which DNA analysis later linked the crime to another man. After his exoneration and release from prison, he was convicted of the murder of Teresa Halbach.

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