A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney…
A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney general’s office said Friday.
Richard Phillips, 73, was exonerated in 2018, becoming the longest-serving U. S. inmate to be cleared. He’s been selling his prison paintings to raise money while waiting to learn whether he would be compensated under a Michigan law that pays the wrongly convicted.
„We have an obligation to provide compassionate compensation to these men for the harm they suffered,“ Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement.
Her office agreed to pay $780,000 to Neal Redick, who served nearly 16 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct in Genesee County.

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