Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment Clears State Senate Panel

The state would compensate people who are wrongfully imprisoned under a bill that cleared a state Senate committee on Tuesday.

People found to be innocent after serving time would get $60,000 for every year they were incarcerated.

Senate Bill 291 now goes to the full state Senate.

Similar legislation cleared a state House panel earlier this year, but House Bill 4536 has since stalled on the House floor.

Here are links to the bills – (Senate Bill) (House Bill)

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Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

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