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Man who was wrongly incarcerated for more than 4 decades gets $750,000

Man who was wrongly incarcerated for more than 4 decades gets $750,000

Ronnie Long, who spent nearly 44 years in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit was provided with compensation from the state of North Carolina. Long received $750,000, but said its not nearly enough. The sum provided to Long is by law the state’s top compensation for victims of wrongful incarceration. He was convicted of raping the widow of a Cannon Mills executive in 1976.

Milly 1 weeks

That’s only about 17 grand per year of being stuck in prison when he could have been making more than that and living his life. That’s terrible. This poor guy

Rocky 1 weeks

Not nearly enough. The punishment for this should be so substantial that it motivates the state to do everything in it's power to prevent this from happening again.

Nathaniel 1 weeks

750 grand, states have been sued for doing things no where near as bad and people have gotten millions. There’s even been wrongful deaths suits, where the death was 100% justified but the family still got millions.

JoeSchmo 1 weeks

He’s a patient man. I on the other hand would be looking for some payback

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 1 weeks

I had to read it again because at first I read "incinerated" 😳

Diehard 270
Diehard 270 1 weeks

I’m glad he’s getting something, but at the same time 750k seems like nowhere near enough

Oliver Holzerfül
Oliver Holzerfül 1 weeks

Wheres this guys mostly peaceful riot? Actual injustice and the usual crowd is silent

Randall 1 weeks

They need to tack on another zero to that number.

Jeff 1 weeks

Disgusting! What kind of dystopian world are we living in.

Idaho Liberal
Idaho Liberal 1 weeks

$17,045 for every year he spent in prison is not enough. The man deserves millions.

ozzy 1 weeks

How cringe is that. Gov too broke

Jackson 1 weeks

He should be given something in the tens of millions, just about half of his life stolen

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