Righting past wrongs necessary for justice

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May 8, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The jubilation is palpable now that Kansas is about to become the 33rd state to offer compensation to people who serve time for crimes they did not commit.

Assuming Gov. Jeff Colyer signs legislation passed last week, Kansas will pay $65,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment.

Reaching this point required perseverance, years of lobbying by advocates, painstaking legal work by attorneys and the moving testimony of three men who languished for years in prison, desperately trying to get someone to believe in their innocence.

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