Sometimes the legislative process works as it should. The advancement of a bill allowing the wrongfully convicted to present new evidence is an example.
The state robbed Andrew Johnson of 24 years of his life. Now it should pay for such mistakes.
Wyoming lawmakers failed, once again, to allow compensation for those wrongfully convicted and incarcerated by the state.
Thirty states recognize that financial compensation for the wrongly incarcerated is the least they can do; why can’t Wyoming?
An amendment requiring those exonerated by DNA evidence to prove their innocence in a court hearing kills a bill that would have provided the wrongfully convicted with compensation for time spent in jail.