Exoneree Compensation in Virginia

If his/her conviction has been vacated, a wrongfully convicted person is entitled to 90% of the VA per capita personal income for each year of incarceration plus a tuition award worth $10,000 in the VA community college system. However, claimant may not have plead guilty, unless he/she was charged with a capital offense. VA HB 203 amended the law to permit compensation to a person who is granted a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence and a person who has been granted an absolute pardon for the commission of a crime that he did not commit. Effective: 2004; Amended most recently: 2014.

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