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Compensation for Wrongful Conviction

Exonerated of Murder, Chicagoan's First Vote for President

David Protess | Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

The ring tone on his cell phone blared the '60s hit, "Hold On, I'm Comin'." Recognizing his girlfriend's number, Eric Caine anxiously took the call. "It's OK," Tina reassured him. "You're on the voter rolls."

Why Should a Person Wrongly Convicted Be Required To Sue For Compensation?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Why should a person who has been wrongly convicted, declared innocent, acquitted and exonerated have to prove anything in order to be compensated? Every state should have mandatory compensation in all such cases.