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Monday, February 21, 2005
What are lost years worth?
What are lost years worth? | ajc.com: "Georgia lawmakers will soon struggle with a complex question destined to come up with increasing frequency: How much is a wrongfully convicted person's time in prison worth?"
"Three former Georgia prison inmates exonerated by DNA evidence of rape convictions are trying to put a price tag on that time. Clarence Harrison, cleared in 2004 after spending more than 17 years in prison, is seeking $1.7 million from the state. Samuel Scott, who spent nearly 16 years in prison, is asking for $1.2 million. Douglas Echols, who served 15 years, is seeking $1.6 million."