Effort to increase compensation for the wrongly convicted dead this year
NOLA.COM - LA
By Paul Purpura
But HB 167 in its present form no longer proposes the increase, marking the second consecutive year that such an effort has failed. The state's exoneration compensation fund payments are capped at $250,000, meaning that of the estimated 35 states that have laws providing money to people they wrongly imprison, only New Hampshire's cap is lower than Louisiana's, Paul Killebrew, an Innocence Project New Orleans lawyer, said this morning.
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