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Spending panel approves $2.9M each for 3 exonerees

The Maryland Board of Public Works, from left: Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot. (The Daily Record/Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS — Three men who were exonerated for the 1983 murder of a teenager in Baltimore will receive nearly $3 million each as compensation for their wrongful incarceration. The payments to Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart, approved by ...

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BPW to vote on millions in compensation for 3 wrongfully convicted men

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, left, speaks as Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy looks on. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Three men wrongfully convicted for a 1983 murder will receive $2.9 million each in compensation if the Maryland Board of Public Works votes to approve the payments on Wednesday. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were convicted of murder in ...

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Exonerees ask Md. for compensation law, jailhouse witness reform

A group of men exonerated for crimes they did not commit attended an event in Annapolis urging reforms for wrongful conviction compensation and jailhouse informants. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

ANNAPOLIS — A group of men who served a combined 250 years in prison for crimes they did not commit asked legislators Wednesday to support bills to standardize post-release compensation for exonerees and increase transparency about the use of jailhouse ...

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Advocates, legislators hope exoneree cases spur compensation plan

Defense attorney Nancy Forster embraces her client Jerome Johnson after his release from prison outside Baltimore City Circuit Court. Jerome, spent the last 30 of his 50 years behind bars after a 1988 conviction for being a participant in a murder of a man in a Baltimore liquor store. Nancy discovered a strong innocence claim with his case and brought it to the Conviction Integrity Unit at the Baltimore City States Attorney's office which then approached the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project for their expertise. Photo by Maximilian Franz.

A stalemate between Maryland’s Board of Public Works and five exonerated men seeking compensation for their years in prison — a stalemate that became increasingly public over the summer — ended with the board awarding the men millions of dollars, which ...

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