When a person who was wrongly accused of a crime gets exonerated after spending years in ja!l do they get any type of compensation from the government?

A man was just released from a texas pr!son after spending 30 years being locked up when he was innocent. Does the government atleast give him money? They dont mention it but it seems they have to do something…they took away 30 years of an innocent mans life.

Answer #1

Yes they shud indeed receive compensation, the state determines how much, I think

Answer #2

There actually is no automatic compensation from the state - the wrongfully convicted would have to take civil action for malicious prosecution, prosecutorial misconduct, negligent investigation, false imprisonment, or breach of rights.

Answer #3

I recently saw a guy who was accused of a robbery and assaulting. His compensation that should be awarded to him is 101 million.

Answer #4

He was found innocent of course.

Answer #5

Are you talking about Cornelius Dupree Jr.?? If so (and this is according to a news site) He will recieve $80,000 for each year he was behind bars, plus a lifetime annuity. He could receive $2.4 million in a lump sum that is not subject to federal income tax. If your talking about someone else than I would expect he would get the same treatment…..Hope I Helped!

Answer #6

In my country, yes they will. Besides compensation, he will also get name clearance, meaning that the government will have to make a kind of annoucement both on TV or newspaper telling that the government has made mistake and that the person is actually not guilty.

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