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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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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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