Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Wrongfully convicted may see state aid

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed legislation on

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed legislation on wrongfully convicted residents. (February 19, 2014 7:04 PM)

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed a proposal today at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for legislation that will allow wrongfully convicted people to present a claim for damages against the state.

The legislation would revise section 8-B of the New York State Court of Claims Act, which already allows those who are wrongfully imprisoned to file a claim after their convictions...

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