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Default Longest serving exoneree still waiting compensation from state

In late 2016, former Governor Rick Snyder signed the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, which went into effect the following March.
The law compensates people exonerated of wrongful convictions in Michigan with $50,000 for each year they spent behind bars.
In 2018, Richard Phillips became the longest-serving exoneree in the country after he was cleared of a 1971 homicide conviction. But Phillips has yet to receive any compensation for the 46 years he spent in prison.













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Pay the man, pay the man, pay the man. Unfortunately, some states don't even have a wrongful conviction compensation law to ignore. According to The Innocence Project:
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The following 17 states do not: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
https://www.innocenceproject.org/com...gly-convicted/

Shame on Michigan. Shame on all of those listed above. Shame on the injustice system that promotes plea deals over truth. Shame on the sheeple that reward prosecutors with re-election based on the number of notches on their belt.
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