Category Archives: Compensation/Exoneree compensation

Monday’s Quick Clicks

New York Taxpayers to Pay $9 Million in Wrongful Conviction Settlement

New York City, its Housing Authority, and the State of New York have agreed to pay $9 million to Danny Colon, 50, and Anthony Ortiz, 44. Both men spent 16 years in prison before their convictions in a 1989 double murder — a drive-by shooting — were overturned in 2009.

The New York Court of Appeals reversed an earlier Appellate court decision and ordered a new trial for the men after finding that the Manhattan prosecutor had knowingly utilized false testimony from a key witness, a felon and drug dealer. The prosecutor denied in her final argument to the jury that the witness had been compensated for his testimony, but he subsequently received a Continue reading

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  • South China Morning Post:  Reduction in number of crimes eligible for death penalty move in right direction
  • Recent exoneree Michelle Murphy discusses life outside of prison
  • Innocence Project (Cardozo) says DNA clears Minnesota man of murder; prosecutors disagree
  • The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled the state’s program that provides compensation to inmates wrongfully convicted of crimes covers not only time behind bars but also house arrest.

Jury Awards Record Wrongful Conviction Award…

Jury returns $41.6 million award to Jeffrey Deskovic for his wrongful conviction.  Holy Cow!

Story here….