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Some facts about exonerations


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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


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