House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Monetary awards for exonerated prisoners. Provides that a person whose conviction is vacated on the basis of DNA evidence is entitled to compensation in the amount of $25,000 for each year that the person was wrongfully incarcerated in the department of correction. Establishes the DNA exoneration fund, appropriates $200,000 to the fund, and specifies that the attorney general shall administer the fund and receive and investigate claims for compensation from the fund. Monetary awards for exonerated prisoners. Provides that a person whose conviction is vacated on the basis of DNA evidence is entitled to compensation in the amount of $25,000 for each year that the person was wrongfully incarcerated in the department of correction. Establishes the DNA exoneration fund, appropriates $200,000 to the fund, and specifies that the attorney general shall administer the fund and receive and investigate claims for compensation from the fund.