An Act updating the wrongful convictions compensation law

This bill would update the wrongful convictions compensation statute for the first time since it was passed 12 years ago to ensure that those wrongfully imprisoned for crimes they did not commit are compensated in a fair and timely manner.  A person often leaves prison with nothing and it can take up to 3 years for a person to receive compensation.  This forces some to settle for less than they are due in order to receive money quicker.  This bill is designed to speed up the process and to increase the compensation.  We will never be able to fully compensate those who were wrongfully imprisoned, but we can do better.