More than 2,800 have been wrongly convicted in the US. Lawmakers and advocates want to make sure they’re paid their dues.

John Jerome White was 19 years old when a Georgia judge sentenced him to life plus 40 years in prison for breaking into a 74-year-old woman’s home and raping her. Exonerated after DNA testing years later, he walked free in a state that does not have laws on the books to compensate the wrongfully convicted upon their release from prison.

Source:: CNN Top Stories

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