What is lost freedom worth?


A columnist in the Chico (California) News & Review this week considers the devastation caused by a wrongful conviction and society’s duty to compensate the victims of injustice.

The media never focus on what happens next in the fractured life of the person who wrongly paid his debt to society in prison. Does society in turn owe a debt to the innocent prisoner?

Read the full column here

. (Chico News & Review, 07/05/07)

22 states

have laws ensuring compensation of the wrongfully convicted.

Click here for a map of state compensation policies


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