I Support Fair Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted in Montana

Cody Marble. Photo courtesy of the Montana Innocence Project.

I Support Fair Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted in Montana

Cody Marble spent the better part of 14 years in the Montana prison system after he was convicted of a rape that never occurred. He was wrongfully convicted as a teenager and unjustly lost his freedom, time with his family, and economic opportunities to establish a career and savings. When he was finally exonerated in 2017, the state that took his liberty gave him nothing to rebuild his life.

Nationally, 35 states and the federal government have laws which compensate the wrongfully convicted. Montana has the only law that does not provide financial assistance. Its law only covers tuition for some exonerees, a provision which has also remained unfunded. Montana now has the opportunity to fix this with House Bill 92, legislation supported by a multitude of stakeholders and recommended by the Legislature’s Law and Justice Interim Committee.

Montana lawmakers have passed this important legislation, now it’s just up to the governor to sign it — Use the form above to contact Gov. Gianforte and urge him to sign HB 92, to compensate the wrongfully convicted. 

 

This campaign is in partnership with the Montana Innocence Project and Americans for Prosperity Montana.

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