Committee wants to compensate wrongfully convicted felons

Published: Mar. 12, 2014 at 10:42 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM EDT
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Tommy Duck, Attorney at Law
Tommy Duck, Attorney at Law

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Georgia House committee is working on a proposal to compensate those who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes.

The committee is working with the Georgia Innocence Project.

The legislation would help people who spend time in prison and are later freed by D-N-A evidence.

One south Georgia attorney says every case should be considered individually.

"I don't know that there needs to be a uniform rate of compensation because every case is going to be different. Each victim is going to be different," said Tommy Duck, Attorney at Law.

There have been 312 post-conviction exonerations nationwide since D-N-A testing became available.

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