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More than 2,800 have been wrongly convicted in the US. Lawmakers and advocates want to make sure they're paid their dues.

Written by Annette

John Jerome White was 19 years old when a Georgia judge sentenced him to life plus 40 years in prison for breaking into a 74-year-old woman’s home and raping her. Exonerated after DNA testing years later, he walked free in a state that does not have laws on the books to compensate the wrongfully convicted upon their release from prison.

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