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wrongful imprisonment

Washtenaw County
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When the new Washtenaw County prosecutor takes office, there will be some big changes in how the department operates and the impact on the community.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with county prosecutor-elect Eli Savit and community activist Trische' Duckworth part of his "kitchen cabinet" offering input and advice as he moves in to the office.


Prison
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More money could be added to the state’s wrongful conviction fund.  Lawmakers on Thursday sent a bill to add $10 million to the fund to the governor’s desk.


Some Exonerated Prisoners Denied Compensation

Aug 17, 2017
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Hearings to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted in Michigan are underway.  Only half of the people on Wednesday left with any money.


Prisons
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A bill on its way to Governor Rick Snyder would compensate people who were wrongly convicted of a crime and imprisoned. 


Prisons
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Legislation up for a vote in the state Senate today would compensate people who are exonerated for the time they were wrongfully imprisoned.