SB 250: Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration
GENERAL BILL by Joyner ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Dockery
Compensation for Wrongful Incarceration; Requires that a petition for compensation describe the existence of clear and convincing evidence of actual innocence. Requires the petitioner to submit fingerprints for criminal history records checks. Provides for compensation of reasonable attorney's fees and expenses, up to $50,000, incurred for pursuing compensation for wrongful incarceration. Precludes submission of an application for compensation if the wrongfully incarcerated person has received a prior favorable judgment from a civil action arising out of the wrongful incarceration, etc.
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Judiciary
Location: In committee/council (JU)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
- Judiciary (JU)
- Criminal Justice (CJ)
- Budget (BC)
• Referred to Judiciary; Criminal Justice; Budget -SJ 29
• Introduced -SJ 28
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Judiciary
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