Connecticut Makes First Ever Compensation Payment to an Exoneree

Exoneree compensation was approved by the CT legislature in 2008, but the state has just made its first ever compensation payment to Kenneth Ireland who spent 21 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape and murder.

Ireland was awarded $6 million on Thursday by the state’s Office of the Claims Commissioner.

See the aol.com story here.

 

3 responses to “Connecticut Makes First Ever Compensation Payment to an Exoneree

  1. Good news, Connecticut stepping up and doing the right thing. Missing are those who should be punished for Ireland’s wrongful conviction. Once, they face the same punishment as those they doomed to America’s hell-hole prisons, then wrongful convictions will evaporate along with $$$’s for political and financial gain by the mass criminal injustice and prison industrial complexes.

    The same time should be devoted by the media and others in scrutinized these exonerations and wrongful convictions, that are given to each media “high-profile” case that consumes the public, for months and years.

    • (correction to above) The same time should be devoted by the media and others in scrutinizing these exonerations and wrongful convictions, that are given to each media “high-profile” murder case that consumes the media and public, for months and years, rather than a one-time blurb or 10 second TV news spot.

      A wrongful conviction is like an “airplane crash”, and should demand the same scrutiny by all involved agencies, to learn how each happened, so wrongful convictions can be prevented. Who’s working on that?

  2. Pingback: Connecticut Awards $6 Million to Wrongfully Convicted Man Now Serving On Parole Board | Wrongful Convictions Blog

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