I Support Compensating Wrongfully Convicted Nevadans
Update: AB 267 passed the Senate unanimously!
DeMarlo Berry was wrongfully imprisoned for 22 years — nearly half of his life — for a 1994 Las Vegas murder he didn’t commit. He was exonerated by the Clark County District Attorney’s new Conviction Review Unit, which took up his case and after their own re-investigation agreed to DeMarlo’s request for relief in 2017.
DeMarlo Berry is finally free, but his struggles continue because Nevada is one of only 16 states that offers no compensation for the wrongfully convicted once they have been released.
Judge Chokes Back Tears Testifying on Imprisonment of Innocent Man, Nevada Current (May 28, 2019)
When the justice system gets it wrong, Nevada can do better to make things right, op-ed by Nevada exoneree DeMarlo Berry, Las Vegas Sun (April 11, 2019)
He Helped Wrongfully Convict a Vegas Man. Two Decades Later, His Daughter Worked on a Law to Make Amends, ProPublica (April 12, 2019)
Bill would compensate people who spent years behind bars for wrongful convictions, The Nevada Independent (March 29, 2019)
Legislation would compensate those who’ve been wrongly convicted, Nevada Current (March 28, 2019)
Photo of DeMarlo Berry by Richard Brian, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Berry was represented by the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, Richards Brandt Miller Nelson, and Weil & Drage.