Trio of wrongfully convicted Kansans seek compensation
February 16, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three men who were exonerated after spending a combined 55 years behind bars want the state to create a system for compensating the wrongly convicted.
Floyd Bledsoe, Lamonte McIntyre and Richard Jones pleaded Wednesday with the Senate Judiciary Committee to endorse a bill that would pay exonerees $80,000 for each year of imprisonment minus civil judgments resulting from lawsuits. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the bill would require conviction and arrest records related to these cases to be expunged.
Bledsoe was freed in 2015 after spending more than 15 years...