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NCCJD is committed to revealing the many forms injustice takes in the lives of people with disabilities who come into the criminal justice system. Those accused of crimes they did not commit often face the greatest injustice of all, some losing their lives when coerced into giving false confessions. Robert Perske, respected author, advocate and long-time supporter of The Arc, compiled a list of people with intellectual disability who gave false confessions to begin documenting these otherwise hidden-away cases. Review Perske’s List (Excel format) to learn more about the issue, and submit the names of others with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have given false confessions. Their stories must be heard.

 

NameExecution Date
(45)
Exoneration Date
(67)
Additional Information
(4)
Sylvester Adams August 18, 1995    
Wanda Jean Allen January 11, 2000    
Johnny Ray Anderson May 17, 1990    
Joe Arridy January 6, 1939 Pardoned January 7, 2011  
Gabriel Baddeley   March 31, 2004  
Eunice Baker   2004  
Medell Banks   January 10, 2003  
Victoria Banks     Waiting for decision
Leonard Barco   January 1986  
Jesse Barnes   1972  
Corethian "Dion" Bell   January 4, 2002  
Melvin Bennett   October 2, 1992  
Jerome Bowden June 25, 1986    
Charles Anthony Boyd August 5, 1999    
John Brogdon July 30, 1987    
Floyd Lee Brown   October 2007  
Keith Brown   1997  
Timothy Brown   June 5, 2003  
Albert Ronnie Burrell   January 2001  
John Earl Bush October 21, 1996    
Anthony Caravella   March 25, 2010  
Robert Carter May 18, 1998    
Willie Celestine July 20, 1987    
Allen Jacob Chesnet   November 1998  
Robert Clayton March 1, 2001    
Willie Clisby April 28, 1995    
Antwon Coleman   July 1991  
Walter Milton Correll January 4, 1996    
Oliver Cruz August 9, 2000    
Ricky Cullipher   May 24, 2001  
Anthony Dansberry   1991  
Girvies Davis May 17, 1995    
Selwyn Days   2001  
Gerald Delay   1995  
Horace Dunkins July 14, 1989    
Edward Lee Elmore   2012  
Barry Lee Fairchild August 31, 1995    
Michael Fitzpatrick   September 1999  
John Floyd     Waiting for decision
Johnny Frank Garrett February 11, 1992    
Michael Gayles   September 2000  
Ozem Goldwire   2007  
Robert Gonzales   June 27, 2008  
Arthur F. Goode, III April 5, 1984    
Anthony Gray, Jr.   February 1999  
Paula Gray   2002  
Ricky Lee Grubbs October 21, 1992    
William Henry Hance March 31, 1994    
Travis Hayes   January 19, 2007  
James Dupree Henry September 20, 1984    
Charles “Chucky” Hickman   2005  
Tommy Lee Hines   1993  
Alejandro "Alex" Hernandez   December 8, 1995  
Ladell Hughes   2003  
Harold Israel   May 27, 2004  
Terric Jeffrey   October 16, 2006  
David Allen Jones   March 4, 2004  
Lebrew Jones   1987  
Levon “Bo” Jones   2006  
Raymond James Jones September 1, 1999    
William M. Kelly, Jr.   1993  
Charles King   1993  
Daniel Lackey   2007  
Richard Lapointe     Waiting for decision
Barry Laughman   August 26, 2004  
David R. Leisure September 1, 1999    
Matthew Livers   December 2006  
Tony Mackall February 20, 1998    
Mario Marquez January 17, 1995    
Nollie Lee Martin May 12, 1992    
Morris Odell Mason June 25, 1985    
Luis Mata August 22, 1996    
Ryan Matthews   2004  
Henry McCollum   September 2, 2014  
Frank Middleton November 22, 1996    
Godfrey G. Miller, III   2004  
Jesse Misskelley   August 19, 2011  
Norman Lee Newsted July 8, 1999    
Calvin Ollins   December 5, 2001  
Don Olmetti   May 20, 1999  
Brian Oltmanns   1992  
Ronald Paccagnella   October 1996  
Roland Douglas Phinney   2008  
Reginald Powell February 25, 1998    
Dalton Prejean May 18, 1990    
Ricky Ray Rector January 24, 1992    
Melvin Reynolds   1983  
James Terry Roach January 10, 1986    
Roberto Rocha   May 2005  
Lafonso Rollins   July 12, 2004  
Tyler Sanchez   April 2012  
Davontae Sanford     Waiting for decision
Antonio Santiago   2014 (case dismissed)  
Robert Wayne Sawyer March 5, 1993    
Donald Shoup   1996  
Charles Singletary   2005  
Cornelius Singleton November 20, 1992    
Ivon Ray Stanley July 12, 1984    
Willie Sullivan September 24, 1999    
James Thompson, Jr.   1988  
Lourdes Torres   January 2007  
Jerry Frank Townsend   June 15, 2001  
Dianne Tucker   July 2002  
David Vasquez   January 4, 1989  
Delbert Ward   April 1991  
Earl Washington, Jr.   October 2, 2000  
Terry Washington May 6, 1997    
Alton Waye August 30, 1989    
Varnell Weeks May 12, 1995    
Billy Wayne White April 23, 1992    
Robert Wilkinson   1976  
Johnny Lee Wilson   September 29, 1995  
Dwayne Allen Wright October 14, 1998    
Ronald Yeats April 29, 1999    
Dan Young   2005  

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