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Old 19 August 2019, 16:27
bobmueller bobmueller is offline
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Originally Posted by wildman43 View Post
Question FKL, could this individual get money for the time spent in prison, from the state or Feds?
I'm not FKL, but I've been following innocence stuff for several years. Some states give money outright; others require a special act of the state legislature.

In the states that do give money, some give a flat amount, no matter how long you were stuck in there. Texas gives you 80k/year. California gives you $140/day of wrongful incarceration. DC actually includes an amount for time spent on parole/probation/SO status. Maryland only pays "actual damages." Overview at the Innocence Project.
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