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If the wrongfully convicted person "did not by his own conduct cause or bring about his conviction" and files a claim within two years of his pardon of innocence, he shall receive "damages in such sum of money as the court determines will fairly and reasonably compensate him." Effective: 1984; Amended: 2007


Read the statute: NY Ct. of Claims Act - 8-b


Proven Innocent by DNA - and Having Solved the Crime from His Prison Cell - Roy Brown Is Set to Be Released Today

Assemblyman Gianaris, Innocence Project and Victims of Wrongful Convictions Call for Passage of Innocence Commission

DNA Proves Jeffrey Deskovic's Innocence 16 Years After He Was Wrongly Convicted as a Teenager

DNA Proves Scott Fappiano's Innocence 21 Years After He Was Wrongly Convicted of Rape in Brooklyn

21 Years After Wrongful Conviction - And After 12 Years Fighting for Access to Evidence - DNA Proves Alan Newton's Innocence

DNA Exonerations Nationwide

DNA Results in Coleman Case Finally Reveal the Truth in One Case -- but Don't Answer Serious Doubts about the Fairness of the Criminal Justice System, Innocence Project Says

Innocence Project: Legislative Agreement Makes State DNA Database System Bigger, not Better

DNA Evidence Exonerates Douglas Warney after a Decade in Prison for a Murder He Did Not Commit

Proven Innocent by DNA, Roy Brown Is Fully Exonerated

DNA Exoneration Cases in New York State

Sweeping State Legislative Reform Package To Address Wrongful Convictions Introduced in New York

NY Assembly Reforms on DNA and Criminal Justice Will Address and Prevent Wrongful Convictions, Innocence Project Says

Steven Barnes is Fully Exonerated with DNA Testing in Utica, NY, Nearly 20 Years After Wrongful Conviction for Rape and Murder

Now Is the Time for Criminal Justice Reform in New York

The Exonerated and Their Families in New York State Call for Legislative Reforms to Improve Criminal Justice

Rochester Man To Be Freed 18 Years After Wrongful Murder Conviction; DNA and Confession Lead to Actual Perpetrator

New York City Police Department, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and Innocence Project Awarded Federal Funds to Identify Wrongful Convictions

Innocence Project and New York State Bar Association Urge Lawmakers To Include Wrongful Conviction Provisions in DNA Database Expansion

Innocence Project Urges New York Lawmakers to Follow China’s Lead and Require Mandatory Recording of Interrogations

Stop Wrongful Convictions Now: Innocence Project and New York State Bar Association Call to Action

Innocence Project Applauds Governor Cuomo for Making Wrongful Conviction Reform a Priority in Coming Legislative Session

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

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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