Cedric Willis and three (3) other men were sitting in Parchman prison not too long ago. One of the men was on death row awaiting execution. Now, with the help of the Innocence Project and DNA evidence, the 4 men will receive $500,000 each for being wrongfully incarcerated. Coxwell & Associates and the Innocence Project helped free Cedric Willis several years ago. The Innocence Project also played a huge role in helping exonerate two of the other men.
Under a new State law, wrongfully convicted persons can apply for compensation from the State. The State can either oppose or approve the payments. The maximum payment is $500,000 which is paid at $50,000 per each year imprisoned, but only up to 10 years. Each of the men were imprisoned for longer than 10 years.
No amount of money can be paid to these men which will bring back those lost years or erase the memories of the horrors they have endured. It is our hope that each of these men will use this money to get a fresh start on life.
At Coxwell & Associates, we represent people accused of committing felonies and we also represent people who have been falsely accused of crimes. We represent individuals in Jackson, Hinds County Mississippi and all over the State. If you or your loved one has a problem, call one of the attorneys at Coxwell & Associates.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.