2013 House Bill 4451

Authorize wrongful imprisonment compensation

Introduced in the House

March 13, 2013

Introduced by Rep. Jon Switalski (D-28)

To authorize payment by the state of civil damages to a person wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he or she did not commit. The damages would be $60,000 for each year of wrongful imprisonment, plus “economic damages” including lost wages, plus reasonable attorney fees.

Referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice