In October, exoneree Lamonte McIntyre was released from prison in Kansas and exonerated of a double murder that he did not commit with help from the Midwest Innocence Project. He spent 23 years of his life in prison. Now three months into his freedom, McIntyre is trying to rebuild his life. Living in a state where there is no compensation statute for people who were wrongfully convicted, McIntyre will face very real hurdles in meeting even his day-to-day needs unless the state lawmakers pass critical legislation this year. In the meantime, McIntyre is trying to forge ahead and build a solid foundation for his future.
Local news station KMBC in Kansas produced a segment on McIntyre earlier this week. Watch it here.
Soon, McIntyre will testify in front of the legislature to tell his story and the need for exonerees like him across the state to be fairly compensated for their wrongful convictions.
You can take a stand with Kansas exonerees like McIntyre who are asking the state legislature to compensate them for the decades of life they lost in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Sign this petition. Tell lawmakers that you support a statute to compensate the wrongfully convicted in Kansas.