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Karen Daniel on Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted

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March 1, 2008 | by Brendan Cosgrove

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Efforts are underway in Illinois to change the process by which those who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime are compensated for time served once they are exonerated. Karen Daniel is a senior staff attorney at Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and says it can take months or even years under the current process for exonerees to obtain an official pardon from the governor, currently the only way under Illinois law that they can receive compensation…