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Family of man freed by UB Innocence Project files wrongful conviction suit

Malcolm Bryant addresses the audience at a UB School of Law symposium on wrongful convictions on Sept. 29, 2016. Professor Michele Nethercott, director of UB’s Innocence Project Clinic, is at right. (University of Baltimore School of Law)

The family of a Baltimore man exonerated by DNA evidence is suing the Baltimore Police Department for actions the family claims violated the man’s rights and led to his wrongful conviction. Malcolm Jabbar Bryant died in 2017 at the age of 42. He ...

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Wrongful convictions task force supports standardized compensation

Legislation that would allow people exonerated of crimes to collect $50,000 per year of incarceration or actual damages sustained, whichever is greater, is in line with what the federal government awards, according to Michele Nethercott, director of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law. ‘This does not represent a huge departure from what the Board of Public Works was doing when it acted on applications for this,’ she said. (File photo)

A task force studying wrongful convictions in Maryland is asking state lawmakers to establish a more streamlined process for compensating and supporting people who have been exonerated, including establishing a standard amount of compensation per year of incarceration. Members of ...

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