THIS IS PLAIN INJUSTICE
A 60-year-old man, Lawrence McKinney, who was wrongfully handed a 115-year imprisonment after he was convicted of rape and burglary in 1978 has been released and handed a N23,000 compensation.
The New York Daily News reports that the victim was later freed 31 years after because his DNA showed he was not responsible for the crime.
He was finally given a compensation of just about £60.
However, he is currently seeking $1 million compensation and his case may be looked into by a parole board.
“I don’t have no life, all my life was taken away.”
His lawyer, Jack Lowery, also argues that he deserves to be compensated for being denied freedom for most of his life.