$600K awarded in wrongful incarceration case
Texas mom convicted in foster son’s salt-poisoning death to get nearly $600G for wrongful jailing
ABC News reported that the Texas comptroller told Hannah Overton on Tuesday that she would receive a check for $573,333.33 for wrongful incarceration.
She also is qualified to receive insurance and education benefits, and next year she’ll get an annuity …
— Lisa Farnan (@mennekinpis) March 10, 2018
I heard some great and awesome news just now! Our dear sister, Hannah Overton, was just given… https://t.co/2DUDUeFHya
— Cathy Taylor (@CathyTay) March 9, 2018
Hannah Overton got a check from the state for half a million dollars because she spent time in prison and her conviction was overturned.
— KZTV Action 10 News (@Action10News) March 10, 2018
After 23 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment, Not One Dime
How much are 23 years of a person’s life worth?
Nothing, if those years were spent in a Kansas prison after a wrongful conviction.
Last October, Lamonte McIntyre was set free after he was exonerated of the double murder for which he was convicted in 1994.
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) March 3, 2018
Man gets nothing from state after 23-year wrongful imprisonment
The wrongful conviction of a teenager in Kansas has the state attorney reexamining the circumstances leading to his more than two decades in prison.
The case is also turning up possible problems with about a dozen other convictions.
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