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Maryland Board Approves $9 Million for For Wrongly Imprisoned Men

The Time Will Never Come Back, But These Men Will Be Compensated

A Maryland board approved compensating five men who were wrongly imprisoned for a combined 120 years. The total amount is $9 million and will be split amongst the men.

Maryland judges and prosecutors have found that petitioners Jerome Johnson, Lamar Johnson, Walter Lomax, Clarence Shipley, and Hubert James Williams are innocent.

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted in favor of this earlier this morning. Each man will be paid $78,916 for each year they were incarcerated. That number comes from Maryland’s median household income.

 

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