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NC INNOCENCE INQUIRY COMMISSION CASE STATISTICS

Compiled March 31, 2017

The Commission began operation in 2007

Total Number of Claims Received since Commission's Creation
2035
Total Number of Cases Closed since Commission's Creation
1985
Number of Claims Received in 2017
30
Number of Hearings Conducted since Commission's Creation*
10
Exonerations**
10

 

*The hearings for Leon Brown, Henry McCollum, and Edward McInnis were conducted as a Motion for Appropriate Relief based on the Commission’s investigation.

**Ten individuals have been exonerated as a result of the Commission’s investigations.

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Convictions Resulting from Trial or Guilty Plea

• Alford and no contest pleas are included in plea category.

• N/A is for individuals who apply but have not been convicted.

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Applicant's Convictions

• Some applicants were convicted of multiple offenses.

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Applicant's Innocence Claims

• Some Applicants made multiple innocence claims.

• It is important to note that several of these categories do not fit the statutory requirement for actual innocence and result in an automatic rejection.

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Reasons for Rejection

• Some cases were rejected for more than one reason.

 

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