An innocent man was forced to register as a sex offender for decades. What does N.J. owe him?…


Date: January 20, 2019

01) An innocent man was forced to register as a sex offender for decades. What does N.J. owe him?

“Under state law, those exonerated from crimes they did not commit can sue the state to recoup money for time they spent locked up.

But what’s the current price tag on years of lost job opportunities, estranged family and the stigma of being labeled a sexual predator?

Not a dime.

Now advocates say they’re planning a full-court press to get New Jersey lawmakers to close gaps in how the state compensates victims of wrongful convictions.

A bill before the state Legislature (A1037), introduced last year but still awaiting a vote, would expand access to compensation for those who spent years on sex offender registries or on probation or parole for crimes they didn’t commit.”

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