One year after lawmakers agreed to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted and incarcerated, Kansas has paid two of five claims.
Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to Richard Jones of Kansas City, who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him. This week the
state agreed to pay $1.03 million to Floyd Bledsoe , who wrongly spent nearly 16 years behind bars for the murder of a 14-year-old girl.
Still pending is a petition filed by Lamonte McIntyre , who was mistakenly imprisoned 23 years for a double murder.
Kansas is disputing claims for compensation filed by two others.
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