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What Is Owed to the Wrongfully Convicted?


The compensation laws for those who have been wrongfully imprisoned vary greatly from state to state. Alan Crotzer spent 24 years in prison for two rapes that he did not commit before DNA evidence proved him innocent. Crotzer talks about crime, conviction — and appropriate compensation.


Alan Crotzer, exonerated by DNA evidence in 2006 after spending 24 years in prison

Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff, majority whip for the Florida House of Representatives

Barry Scheck, co-director of the Innocence Project at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University

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