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NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to Push for Expanded Legal Remedies for Exonerees

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, speaking at a program on “Life After Exoneration” sponsored by John Jay College’s Prisoner Reentry Institute, said he would propose legislation to make it easier for those who are wrongfully convicted of a crime, imprisoned and subsequently exonerated to pursue claims for damages against the state. Removing legal barriers to such claims, Schneiderman said, would help exonerees to “put their lives back together.” 

Click here  to view the Attorney General’s announcement on the Unjust Imprisonment Act.

To read coverage of the proposal in the Wall Street Journal, click here.
To view coverage in the New York Daily News, click here