Exoneree Sues to Clear Name, Get Compensation

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Anthony Graves, who was freed from jail this year after spending 18 years behind bars for brutal murders he did not commit, sued the state of Texas today to officially clear his name and to force the Texas comptroller to pay him for the time he was wrongfully imprisoned.

Under the Timothy Cole Compensation Act, inmates who are freed from jail after being found innocent of the crime for which they were convicted are entitled to $80,000 per year of wrongful imprisonment plus a lifetime annuity. In total, Graves is due at least $1.4 million under the act ...

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