There were 25 exonerations nationwide in the first quarter of 2014, which set the pace to break the record of exonerations yet again. Five exonerations took place in New York, more than any other state, and other states who had at least one exoneration include Michigan, Maryland, Louisiana, Illinois, Texas, Hawaii, California, District of Columba, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, and Virginia.
Nine of these cases were murder cases and nine were cases where no crime in fact even occurred, over one third of the total for the first quarter. Glenn Ford was exonerated in Louisiana in February after spending 30 years on death row. He brought the death row exoneree total to 106 people.
The first quarter shows us that 2014 will be a promising year in undoing wrongful convictions. Check out the article from the Exoneration Registry here to learn more about the first quarters success.