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.
On October 13th 2017, Lamonte McIntyre was exonerated of a double homicide in Kansas City after he spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He was 17 years old when he was wrongfully convicted.
Floyd and Lamonte are not entitled to receive a dime from the state of Kansas for the lives it unjustly took from them. Ironically, they would have received more money and services from the state of Kansas if they had actually been guilty.
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.