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If the conviction has been vacated and the petitioner can prove factual innocence, he may be eligible for $25,000 year for each year of wrongful incarceration, with a cap of $250,000. Courts may also award any or all of the following: costs of job or skill training for three years, medical and counseling services for six years, tuition expenses at a community college or unit of the state university system. Effective: 2005; Amended most recently: 2011


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DNA Exonerations Nationwide

After 26 Years, DNA Testing Exonerates Rickie Johnson in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, Rape; Johnson Will be Released Today and Speak at a Press Conference in Baton Rouge Tuesday

Louisiana Man Exonerated After Serving Nearly 17 Years for an Attempted Rape that DNA Evidence Shows He Didn't Commit

Remembering Clyde Charles

Wrongfully Convicted Urge Action in Wake of Supreme Court Decision Expanding Immunity for Prosecutors

New Orleans Man Wrongly Incarcerated for 30 Years Exonerated of Rape that New DNA Evidence Proves He Didn't Commit

Needle in a Haystack

The Senate Commerce Committee Unanimously Approves Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Forensics Practices Are Based on Best Science

Innocence Project Urges Congress to Pass Justice For All Reauthorization Act of 2013 to Strengthen the Criminal Justice System

New Orleans Man Exonerated After Serving Nearly 17 Years for an Attempted Rape that DNA Evidence Proves He Didn't Commit

Innocence Project Commends Attorney General Eric Holder for His Efforts to Uncover and Prevent Wrongful Convictions

Compensating The Wrongly Convicted

A life stolen, a long road back

Compensating the Wrongfully Convicted

After Exoneration in Georgia

81% of Exonerated People Who Have Been Compensated Under State Laws Received Less Than the Federal Standard, New Innocence Project Report Shows

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