16 March 2004
Your time is worth nothing
Oklahoma, like most states, does not provide statutory compensation for wrongful convictions. Rep. Opio Toure (D-Oklahoma City) has periodically introduced legislation to provide some sort of payment to those the state has unjustly imprisoned; the last time his bill made it through the Legislature, then-Governor Frank Keating vetoed it.
On the plus side, we haven't gotten to the point where we're charging them for room and board.
(Via Myria, who asks, "Under what logical and ethical standard can that be considered anything but outright evil?")
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