All Wrongful Conviction Cases

We count as a wrongful conviction: cases where a criminal conviction is overturned based on new matters of significance related to guilt not considered when the accused was convicted or pled guilty. We do not judge innocence but include cases based on decisions made by courts and prosecutors not to proceed when a new trial is ordered. Please note that this approach likely underestimates the number of wrongful convictions. Use the "Search Cases by Keyword" field to search for a case summary that includes a keyword, name, or concept.