27 years fcken christ man. Glad he got out. They seriously need to compensate heavily for people who go through what this guy went through, just not fair at all.
@I Dexios Divine I, I think they gave him a lot of money
@About 30 Ninjas, my ethics class had a discussion about a similar topic last year. What amount of money can possibly make up for this? You could add a few digits to whatever they gave him and still not make up for it. That's a lot of money to you and I but look a this guy. He's already aging. He missed 27 years of his peak time.
@About 30 Ninjas, they can't un-rape him though
@I Dexios Divine I, assuming this is the US, they do pay the people that were wrongfully imprisioned. The person must have no prior convictions though and I believe the amount is around $100,000 per year. Yeah he may have gotten 2.7 million, but it still wouldn't really make up for putting him through that for 27 years. Plus the state will try to find any reason to not pay him for it.
@About 30 Ninjas, not nearly enough though.
@I Dexios Divine I, the sad thing is that most of the time they commit suicide. That's when you realize that money can't buy you happiness or time ☹️
@r3dn3ckf1sh3r, or they frame him for something else
@bubblecum, you can't but it's better than nothing:/ not saying it's even remotely fair but it's something
@I Dexios Divine I, there's actually a really good tv show about this called life. It's only 2 seasons but it was fantastic.
@I Dexios Divine I, I think that they gave him $40,000 for each year he was imprisoned.
@About 30 Ninjas, money doesn't take away the years, humiliation, and any traumatic experiences that could have taken place within the prison.
@Wendigo, to some people the truth and freedom is worth more than any amount of money
@I Dexios Divine I, aught to send the prosecutor and jurors to jail for a while...
@I Dexios Divine I, I'd probably go bonkers and rain hell to the best of my abilities. I mean, no matter how much money they give him, he can't ever get those years back, not ever.
@I Dexios Divine I, plus society has changed a ton. Getting a job (hopefully he got enough money to not need to) or even just socializing will@be difficult for the rest of his life
@k1ngs4ndm4n, only problem is the truth may not be believed by all and they may still be treated with discrimination
@I Dexios Divine I, they gave him around $47,000 a year. But that still doesn't make up for the time they took away from him.
@arcadefire, or they commit crime because they don't know how to live outside of prison anymore.
@I Dexios Divine I, there's literally no amount of money that would make up for 27 years of your life, at least in my opinion
@bubblecum, now I'm sad :(
@I Dexios Divine I, the system is so fvcked! No amount of money could ever make up for what they stole from him, the person responsible for putting him in jail that long should go to jail
@arcadefire, that seems to be the current model
@EatMyAss, I believe that if the police and prosecution intentionally fix someone up for a crime by whatever means, they should face court and have their punishment set at whatever the punishment for that person was.
@I Dexios Divine I, There was a similar case here in Alaska about four men who were wrongfully convicted and they were in jail for 18 years.They were all released not too long ago. Sad thing is, the state negotiated that they do not sue the state for their false convictions. It's a messed up system, I tell ya. They're called the Fairbanks Four if you're curious.
@I Dexios Divine I, they gave him a bucket of chicken. He said they good.
@I Dexios Divine I, I believe they settled on 30k per year incarcerated, plus legal fees paid back, plus a few other "perks" I guess you could call them...still doesn't help him get his life back on track :/ poor guy
@I Dexios Divine I, but yet people keep wanting to give the government more power?! I don't get it.
@Dexios S Divine, I'd rather have 5 guilty people go free rather than one innocent person go to prison.
Feels in my funny
I hope they provided to give him mental help too, money alone won't help him going back into a normal life in a world completely different from when he went in. I can't imagine him not having ptsd, that's a major problem in the U.S. We don't provide mental help or rehab to those who need it. If we did there could be a lower prison population and lower taxes cause we won't have to pay as much living expenses for prisoners and the therapy would cost less.
But here's the worst part: if he applies for a job or alternate government help (let's say he becomes disabled and needs social security), he is required by law to check that little "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" Yes box. Even if he was acquitted, he has to check it. That automatically disqualifies him for most government help programs and many employers will disqualify candidates based on that box even though the application says they will not.
@tibby, do you have some kind of source to back this up. I'm not doubting you I just want to know more
I would be bawling too
That's great, lots of feels, but where is the FUNNY?
@SurgeonSean, your mom's weight
@Captain Penis, OOOOOOOHHHHH!!! Wait...
His kids have grown his wife has died or moved on his parents dead for what. Nothing
Can someone please explain to me what this is about
@Ravage PQNY, he was convicted and put in jail for a crime he didn't commit. He spent 27 years in jail before they found their mistake and let him out. The picture is his reaction to learning he's a free man.
This is definitely a bummer to read while I'm taking a dump
He's the real killer OJ has been looking for
@HeadlessHampster, . OJ was the real killer!
@arcadefire, I forgot the sarcasm tag
I didn't come here for deep sadness
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Woman got 12 years for the same crime...
Now he's gonna go murder someone for real
Plot twist - he's so teary eyed when he leaves that he runs over someone and gets charged for manslaughter.
Hahaha. Oh wait. This isn't funny. I'm happy it happened. But it's not funny.
Now it's time for them to find the SoB who did commit the murder
This is why our court system is such a lengthy and expensive process and there is so much burden placed on prosecutors. To try and prevent the off chance of stuff like this from happening, unfortunately it still happens. No one is ever a winner when it comes to the justice system, that being said I still have immense respect for it. Despite all it flaws, we are extremely privileged to have it. I doubt that guy feels the same way. Can't imagine going through that.
Actually a lot of them get multimillion dollar settlements if they sue the state
@SAW, I'd probably want 27 years back than a couple million dollars
@Captain Penis, a lot of the time its way more than that.