I support compensating the wrongly convicted in Kansas

Floyd Bledsoe, Richard Jones, and Lamonte McIntyre were all wrongfully convicted by the state of Kansas. Floyd and Richard each served 16 years and Lamonte spent 23 years behind bars, all while they were innocent. Lamonte was only a teenager when he was taken from his family. Floyd and Richard missed out on precious years of their children’s lives. 

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

Now, the three men are restarting their lives without a dime of support from the state that unjustly imprisoned them. Kansas is one of only 18 states that does not have a law to compensate the wrongfully convicted. After all they have been through, Floyd, Richard and Lamonte are struggling to make ends meet. Ironically, they would have received more resources from the state of Kansas if they had actually been guilty.

Please sign the petition to let lawmakers know that you support passing a wrongful conviction compensation law in Kansas.

Watch: Life after prison for 3 men now free after wrongful conviction

Lamont McIntyre (right) exonerated on Oct. 13, 2017. Photo courtesy of The Midwest Innocence Project.

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

Bledsoe, McIntyre, and Jones were represented by the Midwest Innocence Project.