The state of North Carolina will pay Dwayne Dail just under $370,000 to compensate him for the 18 years he was wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. That amounts to about $20,000 for each year he served. North Carolina is one of 22 states in the country with a compensation law, but many – like North Carolina – don’t meet the federal standard of up to $50,000 per year served.
"There has to be laws written that (do) not excuse shoddy police work," Dail said. "The $20,000 a year is insulting. It' just not right — no amount of money's going to make it right."
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. (Goldsboro News-Argus, 01/25/08)
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