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Issue of exoneree compensation returns to General Assembly

Four exonerees, clockwise from top left: Walter Lomax, Hubert James Williams, Lamar Johnson and Clarence Shipley.  MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount

ANNAPOLIS — A push to reform and streamline the way Maryland compensates the wrongly convicted was heard in two General Assembly committees Wednesday. Senate Bill 797 and House Bill 985 propose requiring the Maryland Board of Public Works to pay individuals ...

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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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