A Bettah Bayou

Under a new law LA Inmates could be compensated for having been wrongly incarcerated.

Under the bill, those who are falsely convicted and serve jail time could collect damages of as much as $500,000 and get a state-paid education and job-training benefits. House Bill 663, applies to inmates whose convictions have been reversed because the facts proved their innocence. The state Pardon Board must also have recommended a full pardon for the individual.

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