Senate Committee Considers Law To Pay Those Wrongly Imprisoned

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind — The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee made minor revisions to the House-approved legislation Tuesday  before voting 7-0 in favor the measure that would compensate residents found to have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

The legislation would generally permit people exonerated after being convicted of a crime to receive $50,000 for each year they were wrongfully imprisoned.

Indiana is one of 17 states that provide no compensation for people exonerated of crimes.