Ohio budget bill would expand wrongful conviction payouts
Critics of the proposed change say the tweak would make Ohio’s wrongful imprisonment law the most expansive in the country and cost the state millions of dollars a year.
Supporters say the state should pay if law enforcement or the courts committed a …
Ohio Budget Bill Provision Would Make the State One of the Most Progressive in Compensating Wrongfully Convicted
Tucked into the massive proposal now being debated in Columbus is a provision that would expand payouts for Ohioans wrongfully convicted for crimes they didn’t commit.
The move would actually make the Buckeye …
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Justice won today. We reformed the wrongful incarceration laws and the bill was signed today by the governor. https://t.co/sHPYowSBaD
— Rob Bradley (@Rob_Bradley) June 17, 2017
Overturned convictions could cost Ohio more under budget proposal
Matt Huffman, R-Lima, is backing a measure included in the state budget bill that could greatly expand the number of people eligible to collect compensation because of wrongful imprisonment.
The measure has encountered opposition because of the …
Shameful!In Texas, the amount is $80,000/yr for every year of wrongful incarceration.Michael Morton spent 25 yrs. 4 murder of wife; innocent
— RevWarPatriotCaptSamuelBliss (@zekewatch317) June 16, 2017
Wrongfully imprisoned face battle for compensation
Under the law, wrongfully convicted ex-convicts will be paid $50,000 for each year they served in prison, along with legal fees.
But the payouts won’t be automatic, McHenry’s attorney Wolfgang Mueller said.
“It’s not a credit card application, where …
Chicago man freed from prison, given $25 million and spent his second chance rebuilding his old gang
Just three years earlier, Jimenez had won a staggering $25 million verdict for his wrongful murder conviction.
But instead of building a new, productive life, he used the money to rebuild his old street gang.