Tuesday, July 8, 2008

North Carolina: Legislation

BlueRidgeNow.com has this snippet on legislation under consideration in North Carolina:

"ERRONEOUSLY CONVICTED: People who were wrongfully convicted of a crime and granted a pardon of innocence by the governor would receive $50,000 for each year they were in prison under a measure overwhelmingly approved by the House. Current state law allows $20,000 for each year an individual was behind bars. The bill would more than double that amount, up to a maximum of $750,000. The current maximum is $500,000. Those exonerated also would be able to receive tuition money and job skills training. The bill now heads to the Senate."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This would have very little effect under Governor Easley. He has refused to pardon several people who have evidence of innocence. Plus he is in Italy spending the taxpayers money he is to busy to worry about pardons!!!

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