Adding Insult to Injury

Six months after Massachusetts agreed to compensate wrongly convicted felons, 10 former inmates who have applied for money still haven't seen a cent

Mass. AG Thomas Reilly

The former prisoners -- two of whom spent about 19 years each behind bars for crimes they did not commit -- have filed claims dating back to January under a law that provides a maximum of $500,000 for erroneous convictions. However, Reilly, who represents the state in such claims, appears to be adopting an adversarial approach.

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