Shining A Light On The Falsely Incarcerated

Record Executive Jason Flom Shines A Light On The Falsely Incarcerated, One Podcast At A Time

https://www.vibe.com/2017/03/jason-flom-wrongful-conviction-podcast-innocence-project/His story and a number of others who’re fighting to prove their guiltlessness are highlighted on Flom’s weekly podcast titled Wrongful Conviction.

Through phone or in person interviews, Flom shines a light on a handful of prisoners’ stories of how …

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Capital notebook: Bussman files bill for inmate

https://www.timesdaily.com/news/state-capital/capital-notebook-bussman-files-bill-for-inmate/article_04cecc85-41e8-555c-bd35-abfe72c5a496.htmlBussman introduced similar legislation last year during a special session.

It died in the Marketing and Tourism Committee without a vote.

Compensation would have to be approved by the Legislature’s Committee on Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration.

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EXCLUSIVE: This Is What ‘Race and Wrongful Convictions’ Study Tells Us About Prison, Black Men and Black Women

https://www.essence.com/news/wrongful-convictions-study-prison-systemThe biggest tragedy of the American judicial system, without question, is mass incarceration.

According to PrisonPolicy.org, the U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country in the world with around 2.3 million currently in prison.

But a new …

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‘Significant Settlement’ for Innocent Men Jailed 32 Years

http://www.newser.com/story/239470/innocent-men-jailed-32-years-to-get-31m.html“We have reached an agreement that recognizes the years these men spent incarcerated and allows them and their families closure,” Stringer said in a statement Friday, noting the men’s case “represents the longest period of incarceration for any …

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Oklahoma Man Gets $175,000 After Wrongful Conviction

https://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/man-wrongly-convicted-gets-175000-13-years-prisonThomas Webb III, an Oklahoma man who spent 13 years in jail after being wrongfully convicted of rape, will finally receive some recompense for his nightmare behind bars.

After years of negotiations, the state has agreed to pay Thomas the maximum amount …

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Chicago man freed from prison, given $25 million. He spent his second chance rebuilding his old gang

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-gang-leader-multimillion-dollar-settlement-met-20170308-story.htmlJust three years earlier, Jimenez had won a staggering $25 million verdict for his wrongful murder conviction.

But instead of building a new life, he used the windfall to rejuvenate his old gang, paying recruitment bonuses, buying guns and fancy cars …

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Gets $175,000 for 13 Years in Prison

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wrongfully-convicted-man-gets-175-000-13-years-prison-n730796That is what is supposed to make up for his 13 years of incarceration ─ the lost wages and potential, the separation from family and friends, the time he’ll never get back ─ and the psychological trauma that thrust him into addiction and homelessness …

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