Texas DNA exonerees find prosperity after prison - Yahoo! NewsExonerees will get $80,000 for each year they spent behind bars. The compensation also includes lifetime annuity payments that for most of the wrongly convicted are worth between $40,000 and $50,000 a year — making it by far the nation's most generous package.
The man focused on in the article was imprisoned for 23 years for a crime recently proven he didn't commit and will receive $1.8 million later this year.
Perhaps Texas's judicial system should be looked at if they are leading the country in wrongful imprisonments. Though good for Texas for helping these people that have lost years of their lives by being wrongfully imprisoned.