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The Role Of Abandonment In Prisons

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After thirty-three years Keith Harward come out of the prison on this Friday. He has spent all those years of his life aimed at a murder and rape he did not commit. After he has been trying almost all of his routes, in 2006 he knew about the Innocence Project then he spoke to them. Earlier this week, Virginia's Attorney suggested doing the DNA testing, which was not available at that time when he was arrested. The case went to trial and finally exonerated him. “My parents died before they can see me an innocent man” he answered media people when they asked him what was the worst part in prison. Studies done by Innocence Project said that around 5% of all prisoners in the U.S. are innocent. Thereupon, a state must recompense people who are unjustly…show more content…
That is mean equal justice under each law. For that reason, a person who is said to have committed a crime he did not do and was locked up for twenty or thirty years in prison. It is unfair after all these years to let him go out to the other world without even a fair financial compensation. Knowing the fact that this person had lost his career and social life during those years in prison. Therefore, each state has laws that are called wrongful imprisonment legislations. These laws have individual methods of deciding the amount for each person that has been wrongfully convicted. For instance, compensation varies according to the law of each state, some of them $100 per day or $50,000 per year. Thus, based on the federal government’s standard the Innocence Project’s suggests a minimum of $50,000 per year and $100,000 per year on death row in 2004. By all means, the goal of each justness system is to afford fair and unprejudiced…show more content…
It is not easy for someone who unjustly spent a great part of his life in prison to be put immediately out in real life. People who recently become free need support in order to facilitate their integration into society, otherwise they will be the victim of other crimes such as doing drugs. Studies show that many offenders tend to end up back in prison when they cannot find employment or if they have forced family and marital relations. That means they will have to start a new life from the beginning specifically those who came out from prison as 50 or 60 year-olds. Marvin Anderson is an example, when the DNA evidence excluded him from the crime 15 years later. He told to WUNC at Innocence Network Conference that they are human, they make mistakes, but we all must remember there are innocent people who are still in prison. Anderson after all these years’ needs psychological rehabilitation as the financial
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