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Florida could expand law to compensate wrongfully imprisoned; Florida could expand law to compensate wrongfully imprisoned

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

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...