For an Innocent American Who Served 42 Years in Prison, Money Was Collected
The American, who served 42 years in prison for a triple murder that he did not commit, 1.5 million dollars were collected via the Internet.
Kevin Strickland, who is now 62 years old, was released from jail on Tuesday after a judge ruled that the evidence in his case was wrong. The man was sentenced to life in prison back in 1979 when he was only 18 years old.
However, in June 2021, the prosecutor called on the court to reconsider his case due to the inconsistency of the evidence. The innocent spent the longest unjust conviction in jail in the history of the state.
But, according to local laws, compensation for former prisoners is only allowed if they were acquitted using DNA tests, and not witness testimony, as in Strickland's case.
Therefore, the man's lawyer decided to open a collection of donations on one of the sites to help him with household expenses after he was released from prison. Currently, more than 27 thousand people responded to the call.
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