Exoneree Compensation in Washington

Any person convicted in superior court and subsequently imprisoned for one or more felonies of which they are actually innocent may file a claim for compensation against the state. $50,000 for each year of imprisonment and time spent waiting for trial; an additional $50,000 for each year on death row; and $25,000 for each year spent on parole, community custody or on a sex offender registry. The state also pays for child support and attorney fees up to $75,000 and provides tuition assistance for all state colleges and universities. Effective: 2013.

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