This Week in Innocence News – February 24, 2017
02.24.17 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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