Wrongfully Convicted New Mexicans Deserve Compensation

Photo by Sofia Moro, El País.

Ron Keine was wrongfully convicted of the 1974 murder of a college student, and was sentenced to death. He spent 17 months on New Mexico’s death row before he was exonerated after an alleged witness admitted that she fabricated her testimony and the real perpetrator confessed. 

Although Ron regained his freedom, he’s since had to face the increased difficulty of life after exoneration because New Mexico is one of only 15 states in the country that offers no compensation to the wrongfully convicted once they have been released. 

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