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By Tom Hester | December 10th, 2012 - 2:04pm
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Watson Coleman & Johnson Bill to Wrongfully Convicted and Imprisoned Residents Released by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Bonnie Watson Coleman and Gordon Johnson to increase the amount of compensation awarded to those who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned and provide for additional services for such persons was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

“Those who have suffered through wrongful imprisonment deserve reasonable and adequate compensation that is up-to-date with current standards,” said Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). “We haven’t updated this law in 15 years, so it’s past time we do it to ensure we can help these people who endured a real-life nightmare..."

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