News 02.24.17

This Week in Innocence News – February 24, 2017

By innocence staff

Here are some of this week’s news highlights:

Alaska wrongful conviction compensation bill proposed A bill to compensate wrongfully convicted Alaskans will have a preliminary hearing next month. HB 118 would require the state to pay exonerees up to $2 million, with the actual payment equal to $50,000 for each year served. KTUU

Three wrongful conviction bills advance in Florida The Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice unanimously passed three bills on Tuesday intended to prevent and address wrongful convictions. SB 312, SB 296 and SB 494 will now go before the Senate Judiciary Committee. WFSU

Steve Drizin discusses false confessions at Ohio Innocence Project Steve Drizin, Staff Attorney at the Center on Wrongful Convictions, spoke at the Ohio State University chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project about the techniques often used by law enforcement officials to extract false confessions from suspects. The Lantern

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  1. Hi im Angela, Im trying to help for a friend in hes behave, Right now he is currently incarcreated,innocent sitting in county jail in casper wy. waiting for judgement insentence paperwork to come though to the public defenders office.and then sent to the pallet divison to appeal,this case.we would like to over turn and take it to supereme court,with added evidence were his public defender missed up his case,with the investigator not doing his job or having him ready for trial. we need help.The defentant name is Mark Alen Garrison 57yrs old, convicted of arson in 1 degree and never commet this crime that was on hear say the fire started Mark wasnt even there and there wasnt evidence saying that the fire was started by gas like everyone was saying,it was wiring or something else.but Robert Toth from englewood,colorado was one of they investigators and disagreed to the evidence that the fire marshel was trying to impose and say that he would write out anything or even go to court again in marks behave. their really is an inocent man behide bars,if you can e-mail me or call me with any information please anything will help.

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