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"Freed to Fail"

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"Freed to Fail"

Postby Aubrey McFate » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:29 am

That was an interesting article. However, while it mentioned a bill that Mark Pocan is working on that will address some of the issues facing exonerees, it did not mention a bill that has already been introduced, Assembly Bill 168, which addresses at least the compensation side of things. It raises the compensation for each year in prison to $15,000, and it eliminates the cap, so someone in Forest Shomberg's shoes would be eligible for $90,000 (which would be tax-free under the bill). I believe Wisconsin would still be at the low end of compensation among states that allow it at all, but it would be an improvement over the current limits.
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Re: "Freed to Fail"

Postby bdog » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:53 am

Forest Shomberg, RIP.
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