The state of Ohio reaches a settlement of $1 million for a former inmate who was freed and exonerated after spending 18 years in jail for the rape and abduction of a ten year old in 1991. New DNA evidence proved his innocence after he’s spent 1/3 of his life in jail for a crime he did not commit. Is $1 million the equivalent value for the 18 years he spent in jail. It amounts to approximately $45,000 per year for each of the 18 years behind bars.
Robert McClendon was 36 when he was wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Many state laws limit the amount that a person may receive for wrongful incarceration. Yet, a paltry $1 million for the loss of his life for 18 years is a crime. What do you think?