Source: statesmanjournal.com 1/15/22
Criminal justice reform advocates are taking another crack at passing a law that would compensate wrongfully convicted Oregonians — this time, with the Department of Justice’s support.
Plus, individuals would get up to $25,000 for years spent on parole, post-prison supervision or on the sex offender registry.
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Compensation is justified, but more accountability for those officials must also be in law. America will not survive without a sound justice system and processes. The fact that the registry of exoneration exists at all tells us something important about the state of the society we all live in.
I would forfeit my compensation in a second if the legislature was inprisoned for the same amount of time that I was on the registry