DNA Exonerations Nationwide (a print handout].
There have been 303 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States.
• The first DNA exoneration took place in 1989. Exonerations have been won in 36 states; since 2000, there have been 236 exonerations.
• 18 of the 303 people exonerated through DNA served time on death row. Another 16 were charged with capital crimes but not sentenced to death.
• The average length of time served by exonerees is 13.6 years. The total number of years served is approximately 4,041.
• The average age of exonerees at the time of their wrongful convictions was 27.More ... Less ...
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