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HB 411 - Requires Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Individuals - Ohio Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-0) -

Title: Requires Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Individuals

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (77-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Individuals

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires monetary compensation for incarcerated individuals wrongfully convicted for a crime.



  • Establishes the definition of a wrongfully imprisoned individual (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies the bill now includes misdemeanors as appropriate reason for compensation regarding wrongfully imprononsind individuals (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a right to compensation for individuals wrongfully imprisoned by the Brady Rule (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a right to compensation for any error commitment by the court before,during, or after the time of sentencing for wrongfully imprisoned individuals (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that resident individuals of the state can file for a civil case (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes prosecuting attorney to seek further appeal after one year expiration date (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a wrongfully imprisoned individual a right ot have counsel of the individual’s own choice (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies wrongfully imprisoned individual may receive compensation for the following (Sec. 1):

    • Amount of any fine or court costs imposed and paid;

    • Attorney fees;

    • Criminal proceedings and appeal charges;

    • $43,330 for each year individual was wrongfully imprisoned;

    • Any loss of wages, salary or other earned income;

    • Cost of debts the department of rehabilitation and correction recovered;

    • Any user fee or copayment for services at a detention facility;

    • Cost of feeding and boarding individual in facility;

    • Cost of supervision over the individual; and

    • Cost of any healthcare services provided.

  • Specifies if the wrongfully imprisoned individual owes any debt to the state or any of its political subdivisions said amount will be retracted from the sum of money entitled (Sec. 1).

  • Requires individual to reimburse state any sum of money dispersed if individual is later found guilty to offense (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Compensation for Wrongfully Imprisoned Individuals



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