Mass. Joins States Mulling Compensation for the Wrongly Convicted

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/10/23/house_passes_wrongful_conviction_bill/ http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.hearing22oct22,0,2269650.story?coll=bal-local-headlines A bill allowing wrongly convicted people to seek compensation from the state of Massachusetts passed a legislative hurdle yesterday. Approved yesterday in the House, a bill filed by Representative Patricia D. Jehlen of Somerville would enable wrongly convicted people to sue the state for damages of up to $500,000 for physical injury caused
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