Ohio: Almost $3 Million Settlement in Suit Brought by Two Wrongfully Convicted Men
by Matt Clarke
In March 2017, a state court judge approved a $2.9 million settlement between Ohio and two men who each spent almost 17 years in prison after having been wrongfully convicted of rape and ...
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- America’s Toxic Prisons: The Environmental Injustices of Mass Incarceration, by Candice Bernd, Zoe Loftus-Farren, Maureen Nandini Mitra
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More from Matthew Clarke:
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- Texas Couple Wrongly Convicted in “Satanic Panic” Receive $3.4 Million, Aug. 6, 2018
- Lawsuit Against Private Prison Firm Over Prisoner’s Death at Texarkana Jail, Aug. 6, 2018
- Colorado Prison Gang Leader Commits Suicide at Wyoming Prison, Aug. 4, 2018
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- Powerful District Attorney Lobbies Improperly Influence Law Making, July 20, 2018
More from these topics:
- Immigration Authorities Seize Wrongfully Convicted Man After Release, Aug. 17, 2018. Release and Reentry, Wrongful Conviction, Immigration.
- Iowa Supreme Court: Relief from Conviction Not Required When Suing for Legal Malpractice Based on Wrongful Sentence, Aug. 16, 2018. Malpractice (Attorneys), Wrongful Imprisonment, Probation.
- Secondary DNA Transfer: The Rarely Discussed Phenomenon That Can Place the Innocent (and the Dead) at a Crime Scene They’ve Never Been To, Aug. 15, 2018. DNA Testing/Samples, Criminal Prosecution, Crime Labs, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment.
- Wrongfully-convicted California Prisoner Exonerated, Receives $15 Million, Aug. 8, 2018. Wrongful Conviction.
- Michigan Prisoners Receive Compensation for Wrongful Convictions, Aug. 7, 2018. Wrongful Conviction.
- Former Prosecutor and Director of Tennessee DOC Sentenced to Prison, Aug. 7, 2018. Prosecutor/Attorney General Misconduct, Attorney Misconduct, Prosecutors.
- Texas Couple Wrongly Convicted in “Satanic Panic” Receive $3.4 Million, Aug. 6, 2018. Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment.
- $1.25M Settlement for Chicago Man Coerced into Confessing to Rape and Murder, July 6, 2018. DNA Testing/Samples, Police, False Arrest.
- Wrongfully Convicted North Carolina Man Receives $4 Million, July 6, 2018. Settlements, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment.
- $9 Million Settlement for Illinois Man Wrongly Imprisoned for Murder, July 6, 2018. Settlements, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment.