The state of Kansas stole 23 years of Lamonte McIntyre’s life — years lost with family, friends, having children or building a career.
How much is Kansas required to fork over for putting away an innocent man?
Nothing. Zero dollars. Not a single penny.
If McIntyre, who went away at 17 and is now 41, had been wrongly convicted and released in Texas, he would have been eligible to receive $1.8 million — $80,000 by law for every year lost, not including a yearly compensation afterward. Colorado gives $70,000 for each year; Alabama $50,000.
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