$75 For 31 Years – Wrongfully Convicted Black Man Fights Back
A man from Memphis, Tenn. was released from prison in 2009 after serving 31 years for a wrongful conviction and was only issued $75.
Lawrence McKinney, 60, was convicted of rape and burglary back in the 70’s and originally sentenced to 115 years in prison. However DNA evidence ruled him out of the case and he was released. He is now fighting an exoneration case that could give him $1 million dollars, if the Tennessee parole board decides to hear it. They have denied it twice so far.
Gov. Bill Haslam, who takes exoneration applications, now has the final call.
If the case is approved, McKinney would also have the chance to clear his name.
(Source: New York Daily News)