Compensation for Pennsylvania Wrongfully Convicted

Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson 11 Comments
212 Signatures Goal: 250

The purpose of this petition is to ask for your support and to demonstrate to the PA Legislators that a Compensation Bill for the exonerated is supported by the constituency. We need bipartisan legislative support. Currently there are bills in the Pennsylvania Legislature House of Representatives and Senate to compensate exonerated prisoners. These bills are written to compensate exonerated persons in Pennsylvania. House of Representative Bill is HB 765 and Senate Bill SB 714. These bills outline the following compensation. (b) Damages.--If the court finds that the claimant was 4 wrongfully convicted and imprisoned, it shall award damages as 5 follows: 6 (1) not less than $50,000 for each year of 7 incarceration, with an additional $50,000 for each year for years served on Death Row. I entreat all that receive this petition to sign it in support of compensating the wrongfully convicted. Help rectify what has been suffered by the wrongfully convicted. Please include your county, city, and state. I request that you pass this petition on, you support is desperately needed.

Sponsor

My name is Harold C. Wilson. I am the 122nd Exonerated Death Row Prisoner in the United States and the 6th Exonerated Death Row Prisoner in Pennsylvania. On November 15, 2005 after spending over 17 years wrongfully convicted on Pennsylvania\'s Death Row, I was released with $.65 and a bus token from prison. My Death Warrant was signed twice by the Governor of Pennsylvania. I was aquitted by DNA evidence and witness testimony. Pennsylvania exonerees have not been compensated for this hideous tragedy against us and our families. Please support this fight.

Links

Senate Bill 714 April 2, 2007 http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfmtxtType=HTM&sessYr=2007&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billnbr=0714&pn=0784 House Bill 765 dtd March 19, 2007 http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfmtxtType=HTM&sessYr=2007&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billnbr=0765&pn=0886
  • Audra Picciano
    Audra Picciano United States, Corry
    Sep 07, 2017
    Sep 07, 2017
    Common sense here
  • Jane collins
    Jane collins United States, Glenolden
    Mar 05, 2017
    Mar 05, 2017
    The goal should be justice
  • Edward Baker
    Edward Baker United States, Baltimore
    Jan 13, 2017
    Jan 13, 2017
    Fifty-four Pennsylvanians have been exonerated after having been convicted of crimes they didn't commit, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. Supporters of state payments to those who have been exonerated argue that it could deter improper conduct on behalf of police and prosecutors.
  • Grayling Davis
    Grayling Davis United States, Philadelphia
    Jul 16, 2016
    Jul 16, 2016
    Let make this happen people!!!
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    Melissa Ross United States
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    Audra Picciano United States
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    Nilza hughes United States
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    Jane collins United States
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    Edward Baker United States
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    Jennifer Trzeciak United States
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    Michael Chambers United States
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    Amanda Cruz United States
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    Grayling Davis United States
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    Ellen Reasonover United States
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    Edward Baker United States
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    harold kupersmit United States
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