The state House approved a bill tonight that lets wrongfully convicted people seek financial redress of $50,000 for each year spent behind bars. The vote for House Bill 1341, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Tina Orwall, was a resounding 95-to-2.
Here is Rachel LaCorte‘s story for The Associated Press:
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state House on Friday approved a measure that allows people who were wrongfully convicted to seek compensation from the state for the years they lost behind bars.
The measure passed on a 95-2 vote Friday night and now heads to the Senate for consideration. If passed, Washington would