Man Who Spent 45 Years in Prison for a Wrongful Conviction Will Receive $1.5 Million

Maria Perez
May 28, 2019 - 5:00
Man Who Spent 45 Years in Prison for a Wrongful Conviction Will Receive $1.5 Million

A man from Michigan who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder in March 2018 will receive $1.5 million from the state. The Michigan Attorney General’s office said in a statement on Friday, May 17, that Richard Phillips, 73, will receive $1.5 million from the state. Phillips was exonerated of murder in 2018 and has become the longest-serving US incarcerated person to be cleared, CNN reported. “Conceding that no system is perfect, the government’s public recognition...

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2 Replies to “Man Who Spent 45 Years in Prison for a Wrongful Conviction Will Receive $1.5 Million”

  1. After losing 46 years of his life, they only give him $1.5 million? Are you kidding me? That time lost from his life is worth so much more than $32k a year.

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