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Prosecutor declares freed Texas death row inmate Alfred Dewayne Brown innocent, paving way for state compensation

Brown was freed from nearly a decade on death row in 2015, but because he was never declared "actually innocent," he couldn't get compensation for wrongful imprisonment — until Friday.

Alfred Dewayne Brown hugs his sister Connie Brown on the day of his release, June 8, 2015.

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