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Innocent convicts may get state paymentsBill would provide up to $100,000 for each year behind bars

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ST. PAUL – Most Minnesota representatives agree that the state owes people wrongly convicted for crimes. The House voted 121-2 recently to provide up to $100,000 a year to people wrongly imprisoned and up to $50,000 for people put on supervisory release after they were improperly convicted.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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