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Exoneree compensation bill passes Texas Senate

The Texas Senate today passed the Tim cole Act to improve compensation for false convictions and create a mechanism for posthumous exonerations. Here's a press release received via email from the Senate bill sponsors, Robert Duncan and Rodney Ellis:Senate Passes Tim Cole Act to Improve Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted and Their FamiliesHB 1736 ensures justice for those posthumously exonerated(Austin , Texas ) The Texas Senate today passed HB 1736, the Tim Cole Act, legislation to improve compensation for the wrongfully convicted and ensure justice for wrongfully convicted Texans who have died in prison.The legislation, by Senators Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) and Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), provides compensation for family members of wrongfully convicted Texans who have been posthumously exonerated, and increases compensation levels for other exonerees...continue to full post

Full post as published by Grits for Breakfast on May 11, 2009 (boomark / email).

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