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Category Archives: Exoneree Compensation

Act4Innocents on Wrongful Conviction Day – October 4, 2016

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Wrongful Conviction Day is an international day to raise awareness of the causes and remedies of wrongful conviction and to recognize the tremendous personal, social, and emotional costs of wrongful conviction for […]

Colorado District Attorneys Seek to Help Victims of Wrongful Conviction

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A little more than half of the country–27 states, to be exact–provide some sort of compensation to those who have been wrongfully imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Colorado […]

Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted Canadians Exceeds US

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This past week, wrongfully convicted Quebec man Rejean Hinse received $13.1 million from Canadian federal and provincial governments as compensation for five years spent in prison for robbery in the […]

Wrongfully Convicted DC Men Receive $1.9M

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Joseph Eastridge and Joseph Sousa were convicted and imprisoned after a 1974 murder in Northwest Washington, DC – a murder that neither of them committed. Now, after a settlement with […]

After Exoneration, Drew Whitley Appeals Compensation Ruling

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In 2006, Drew Whitley of Braddock, PA was cleared of a second-degree murder charge with help from The Innocence Institute of Point Park University. He had served over sixteen years […]

NY Exoneree Receives $3.5M in Post-Conviction Settlement

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Wrongly convicted in 1989 for the 1985 rape and murder of 16-year-old Kimberly Simon, 44-year-old Steven Barnes was exonerated in January of 2009 after The Innocence Project worked to clear […]