The Wisconsin legislature has again failed to pass an exonerate compensation bill that would increase the compensation for wrongfully convicted persons. Host Gil Halsted speaks with two Wisconsin exonerates, Fred Saecker and Joseph Frye, about their experiences of being wrongfully convicted and eventually freed. Also joining them in the studio is Cristina Bordé, Clinical Instructor at […]
(WORT) — This week state lawmakers made new headway on legislation that would dramatically increase compensation for people wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Although historically Wisconsin was the first state to offer compensation to exonerees, its compensation standard is currently the lowest in the nation, at $5,000 per year with a maximum of $25,000. Darien Lamen reports.