News 03.19.07

Georgia House approves compensation for Clark

Robert Clark served 24 years in Georgia prisons for a rape he didn’t commit. Today, the Georgia House of Representatives approved a bill that would pay him $1.2 million in compensation for his wrongful incarceration. The funds proposed for Clark would still be subject to federal income taxes. The bill now goes before the State senate.


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Read the press release from the Georgia Innocence Project

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Georgia does not have a general state law for compensating the wrongly convicted and this bill only applies to Clark. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue said on Monday that the state should create standards for compensation of all wrongly convicted people.

 


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