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  •  Only 22 states provide $$ compensation of any... (13+ / 0-)

    ...sort when someone is exonerated. And even then, it's often a matter whatever the state legislature decides. In the case of New York, according to the Innocence Project:'

    If the wrongfully convicted person "did not by his own conduct cause or bring about his conviction" and files a claim within two years of his pardon of innocence, he shall receive "damages in such sum of money as the court determines will fairly and reasonably compensate him."
    Money helps. Especially when the victim of injustice is a 58-year-old guy who has spent two-fifths of his life in the slam and is released at time when so many companies seek to boot highly educated, highly experience people in his age bracket out of workplace altogether. But the intangibles? What can compensate for the loss of those?

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:08:47 PM PDT

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    •  Well , seeing the guy who put him behind bars , (2+ / 0-)
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      jakedog42, Ishmaelbychoice

      behind bars , would do me a world of good .
      Ranta could move into Scarcella's house ,
      drive his car , spend his retirement money , etc .

      Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

      by indycam on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:45:51 PM PDT

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