Day 3: Exonerated Texans Receive Compensation

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Day 3: In light of the case of Anthony Graves, the terms for compensating wrongfully imprisoned individuals have been more clearly defined. 

Anthony Graves re-entered society in October 201o, after spending 18 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Under the 2009 Timothy Cole Compensation Act, the state owed Graves more than $1 million for the time ...

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