Massachusetts has paid out $8.34 million to people wrongfully convicted of felonies under a 2004 law that allows up to $500,000 in compensation for people imprisoned on false charges, reports MassLive.com. Sixty-three people have sought compensation under the law, according to public records. Among those cases, 23 were settled for sums ranging from $60,000 to the legal maximum, and 17 are . . .
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