Florida could expand law to compensate wrongfully imprisoned; Florida could expand law to compensate wrongfully imprisoned
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida could expand a law to compensate people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit under a bill unanimously approved by a House committee on Wednesday.
Florida law currently allows wrongfully incarcerated prisoners to received $50,000 for each year they were imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit. But it doesn't allow people to make a claim if they were previously convicted of an unrelated violent crime.
A bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Bobby DuBose wo...