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Kansans Will Be Compensated For Wrongful Incarceration

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    Kansans who go to jail for wrongful convictions will get monetary compensation.
    Governor Jeff Colyer signed legislation Tuesday that says that if a guilty verdict is overturned, the person who was wrongfully convicted is eligible for $65,000 for each year of incarceration.
    The new law follows three high-profile releases of three innocent defendants in three years.
    Kansas become the 33rd state with a compensation law of this sort.
    The law takes effect in July and makes Kansas the 33rd state with such a policy.
    
    
 

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