Wrongfully imprisoned man is finally free — but ineligible for nearly $2 million in state compensation. Why?
Despite being wrongfully imprisoned on rape and murder charges for 37 years, Robert DuBoise, proved innocent by DNA evidence and fully exonerated on Tuesday, is not eligible for state compensation. That’s because he had two prior felonies when he was 17 — considered non-violent property crimes. Florida law allows wrongfully convicted people to be compensated […]
Compensation claim filed for man freed after 11 years on Death Row
A Honduran immigrant wrongfully sentenced to death for the 2004 stabbing murders of two Altamonte Springs women is seeking compensation for the 14 years he spent behind bars, 11 of them on Death Row. Clemente Aguirre-Jarquin, a neighbor of the victims, maintained his innocence throughout his incarceration. He was convicted in 2006 of murdering Cheryl […]
More prisoners are exonerated from Florida’s death row than anywhere else in America
Florida has more exonerations of death row inmates than any other state in the country – in fact, there’s been one exoneration of a death row prisoner for every three Florida executions over the past four decades. Many people working in the criminal justice arena say that stark fact shows the system deserves a serious […]