TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Three men who were wrongfully convicted and sentenced to prison told lawmakers that people like them should be compensated for the time they lost.
Programs like the Innocence Project help fight the legal battles for those who are wrongfully convicted, but those who are freed often walk out of jail with nothing.
“From the simple tasks of trying to find a place to live to how to find furniture. How to get the stuff we need to survive,” said Floyd Bledsoe, who was exonerated in 2015.
Bledsoe spent nearly 16 years in prison. He had been wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of his 14-year-old sister in-law, Camille Arfmann, in rural Oskaloosa. His brother, Tom Bledsoe, later confessed in a suicide note.
He took his first steps as a free man in 2015, with clothes
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