Senate OKs Changing Source for Paying Wrongly Convicted - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jefferson City, MO

Senate OKs Changing Source for Paying Wrongly Convicted

APRIL 14, 2006 - Posted at 8:05 a.m. CST

 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - A bill passed by the Missouri Senate would change how the state handles payments for people wrongfully convicted of a crime and later cleared by DNA evidence.

A few years ago, Missouri passed a law allowing payments to those cleared by DNA evidence, setting criteria and a funding source.  Under that law, the repayment money would come out of a fund that's also used to pay for DNA testing of all felons.

Senator Michale Gibbons said that if DNA testing takes priority, people owed money for the years of their life wrongly spent locked up may not be paid for seven years or more.

So his bill would instead provide payments through general revenue, essentially leaving the payment decision to legislative budget writers each year.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Sheriff receives mixed reactions about social media posts

    Sheriff receives mixed reactions about social media posts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:58:53 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:50:55 GMT
    Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)Sheriff receives mixed reactions about informative Facebook posts. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder started using Facebook as a way to get information out about the work his department is doing.

    Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder started using Facebook as a way to get information out about the work his department is doing.

  • New Medicare cards in the mail

    New Medicare cards in the mail

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:39:43 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:26:05 GMT
    Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)Senior citizens are expected to receive new Medicare cards by June of this year to help avoid identity fraud, with the mailing process starting in April. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new revamped Medicare card system has begun and residents can expect those cards to provide protections to help people who are in the system, officials said this week. 

    A new revamped Medicare card system has begun and residents can expect those cards to provide protections to help people who are in the system, officials said this week. 

  • Report: Students cleared of maltreatment in hazing case

    Report: Students cleared of maltreatment in hazing case

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:24:13 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:23:53 GMT
    Bauxite Miners (Source: Bauxite Miners school website)Bauxite Miners (Source: Bauxite Miners school website)

    Three students who had been investigated by the Arkansas State Police in connection with a hazing case at their school have been cleared of child maltreatment, according to letters that parents of the students gave to a Little Rock television station. 

    Three students who had been investigated by the Arkansas State Police in connection with a hazing case at their school have been cleared of child maltreatment, according to letters that parents of the students gave to a Little Rock television station. 

Powered by Frankly