Exoneree Compensation in New Jersey

New Jersey allows wrongfully convicted persons who “did not plead guilty to the crime for which he was convicted” (within two years from release or pardon) to receive compensate for twice the amount of their income in the year prior to incarceration or $50,000 per year of incarceration, whichever is greater. An individual may also be awarded non-monetary relief including: vocational training, tuition assistance, counseling, housing assistance, and health insurance coverage. Effective: 1997; Amended most recently: 2013.

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