Imagine you’re driving home from work, and you’re hit by a reckless driver. You’d want to sue, right?
But if the person that injured you is a government employee in Florida, forget going to court. You’ll have to petition the Florida Legislature for help.
That’s what William Dillon did. Dillon spent 27 years in prison for a murder in Brevard County. He was set free in 2008 after DNA testing showed he wasn’t the killer.
It took more than three and a half years for the Legislature to pass a bill compensating Dillon.