DENVER
06/05/2013 08:40 pm ET

Hickenlooper Signs Law To Pay Wrongfully Convicted Inmates

AP

DENVER — After spending eighteen years behinds bars for a murder he never committed, an exonerated inmate is learning how much the state of Colorado will value each year he lost in prison.

Robert Dewey watched as Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law a new measure that will help to compensate the 52-year-old and other wrongfully convicted inmates for time spent behind bars.

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