Friday Roundup: Favorable Compensation, Actual Innocence Bills


Florida’s Governor signed a bill that will award Florida exoneree William Dillon

$1.35 million

for serving nearly 27 years for a murder DNA proves he didn’t commit.


A bipartisan bill in Wisconsin that would

grant greater compensation

to the wrongfully convicted is under review after a hearing Thursday.


A Utah bill that says a judge must review all evidence, including previously omitted and new evidence, when determining if someone is

factually innocent

, was passed by a Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice committee last week.


An op-ed in the Times-Picayune insists that public confidence in prosecutors and police

are crucial

to a functioning criminal justice system.

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