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African Man Who Was Jailed Wrongly For 40 Years To Be Compensated With $1Million

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An African American man who spent
nearly 40 years behind bars in the US
state of Ohio for a murder he did not
commit will receive $1 million from the
state for his wrongful imprisonment.
An African American man who
spent nearly 40 years behind bars
in the US state of Ohio for a
murder he did not commit will
receive $1 million from the state for
his wrongful imprisonment.
On Thursday, an Ohio Court of
Claims judge ordered that just
more than $1 million be paid to
Ricky Jackson.
Jackson said he learnt about the
payment from a reporter who
had called him on Thursday
afternoon to get his reaction
over the court order.
“Wow, I didn’t know that,”
Jackson said. “Wow wow wow,
that’s fantastic, man. I don’t
even know what to say. This is
going to mean so much.”
Michele Berry, his attorney from
the Innocence Project, said a
financial advisor will help
Jackson to handle the money in
the wisest way.
After hearing the news of the
court order, Berry became
emotional and expressed her
appreciation for all that the
innocent black man went
through.
“It’s been an honor to work for
and with Ricky,” she said. “He’s
probably the wisest person I’ve
ever met.”
In November, Jackson, 57, and
Wiley Bridgeman, 60, were both
exonerated in a 1975 murder
after a key witness against them,
who was 13 years old at the
time, admitted in 2013 that he
lied during his testimony.
Eddie Vernon, now 53, told a
minister who visited him at a
hospital in 2013 that he had
never actually witnessed the
crime. He said Cleveland police
detectives coerced him into
testifying that the men killed
businessman Harry Franks on
May 19, 1975.
The Ohio Innocence Project,
which took up their case, said
Jackson and Bridgeman’s 39
years imprisonment mark them
as the longest-serving exonerees
in US history.
According to a study released in
April, one in every 25 death row
inmates in the United States is
innocent. Approximately 3,000
US prisoners are waiting to be
put to death.
African Americans are also far
more likely to be arrested and
imprisoned by police than any
other racial group, according to
a recent analysis by USA TODAY.





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wow a underworld lotta time wasted, and that's also a underworld lotta money :)

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Really??? He deserves it n more.  :-\ that's one way to make an investment!!

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wow a * lotta time wasted, and that's also a * lotta money :)

LOL. To Be honest, I Swear that money is chicken change to the 40 Years he as wasted.

 


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