I support compensating the wrongly convicted in Kansas

Meet Floyd Bledsoe who lost 16 years of his life in a Kansas prison for a murder that his own brother eventually confessed to committing. For Floyd this meant 16 years away from two children, the end of his marriage, losing his farm to pay for legal fees, and sacrificing decades of income and retirement savings.

FACT: Kansas is one of 18 states that doesn’t compensate the wrongly convicted

The state of Kansas unjustly took Floyd’s liberty and hasn’t given him a dime to help rebuild his life. Ironically, he would have received more money and services from the state of Kansas if he had actually been guilty.

Thirty-six other states compensate the innocent but Kansas is one of 18 that does not. It’s time for Kansas to pass a wrongful conviction compensation law.

Please sign the petition above and share with your friends in the state.

 

Bledsoe was represented by the Midwest Innocence Project.