Man gets $25,000 after 10 years in prison for crime he didn't commit

A man from Duluth was convicted of sexually assaulting a child, but 20 years later, the alleged victim admitted he lied. The man asked for $3.65 million in compensation for the 10 years he spent locked up, but the Wisconsin Claims Board can only reward a maximum of $25,000. That works out to roughly $6.85 a day. The board can ask the state to vote to exceed that cap, but did not.
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A man from Duluth was convicted of sexually assaulting a child, but 20 years later, the alleged victim admitted he lied. The man asked for $3.65 million in compensation for the 10 years he spent locked up, but the Wisconsin Claims Board can only reward a maximum of $25,000. That works out to roughly $6.85 a day. The board can ask the state to vote to exceed that cap, but did not.

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