$1.2 Million Approved for Colo. Wrongfully Convicted Inmate
Robert Dewey served 17 years of a life sentence for a Colorado rape and murder DNA evidence later proved he did not commit.
After release from prison in 2012, he had nothing. In June, Colorado passed a law (available here) allowing up to $70,000. a year compensation to the wrongly convicted. Dewey was present when Governor Hickenlooper signed the bill into law.
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