Indiana lawmakers back payments to those wrongly convicted

Indiana lawmakers back payments to those wrongly convicted

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – People who’ve been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison in Indiana could be eligible for state payments of $50,000 per year they spent behind bars. Legislators voted last week to send the bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb for final consideration. It would allow someone found "actually innocent" of a crime to seek the payments.

In other legislative news, the House voted 86-2 to give final approval to a state payment for those wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. civil lawsuit or agree not to sue in the future. Indiana is.

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Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, chair of the committee, said he is also working on how far the bill would go back for someone seeking a payment. A man wrongfully convicted. “We urge legislators to.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – People who’ve been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison in Indiana could be eligible for state payments of $50,000 per year they spent behind bars. Legislators voted last week to send the bill to Gov. Eric Holcomb for final consideration. It would allow someone found "actually innocent" of a crime to seek the payments.

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Steuerwald said it’s the least lawmakers can do to pay exonerees back for the time robbed from them by a mistaken system. “Everything you can think of financially comes into play,” Steuerwald said about the consequences of wrongful conviction.

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People who’ve been wrongfully convicted and sent to prison in Indiana could be eligible for state payments of $50,000 per year they spent behind bars. Legislators voted last week to send the.

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