“They take your respect and dignity as a man,” Moto said. “A lady spilled a hot cup of coffee on her lap and she got millions. Come on. I’m not looking for billions of dollars. If they could give my daughter a college scholarship, I’d take that. If they gave me the $160,000 my mom spent on lawyer fees, I’d take that.”
State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery), head of the Judiciary Committee, plans to reintroduce a bill that would give exonerated prisoners $50,000 per year of wrongful incarceration.
The bill failed to move out of committee in the Republican-controlled Senate last year. Greenleaf fears a tight budget may sink it again.
compensating the wrongfully convicted
video with exonerees Calvin Johnson and Herman Atkins
discussing the obstacles that they face after release.