Should the wrongly convicted be made to pay for their stay in prison?
they already paid for it you clown!
I think if you were put in the jail on the wrong basis or latter it was found out they were wrong. i think you should be awarded with compensation.
The court send you to jail and the court will determine if you are wrongly convicted, not until then. Is sad but that's the way it is.
What? Now that is a crazy idea, of course not.
I assume u are talking about this (the link) ... they got enough money in compensation and have to pay back 25% of this .. sure why not make them pay it back after all us the tax payer kept them there all these years and us the tax payer paid them their compensation ... bet these guys weren't whiter than white either ... sorry to be so judgemental but that's the way it goes ...
yes, bed and board should be charged at £100 per week.
Yes,I would charge you for your dirty laundry.
No! How ridiculous. They shouldn't have been in prison in the first place! Its the state's mistake, they should deal with the repercussions. If anything, the state should be made to pay for the loss of income/life etc that the wrongly convicted incurred whilst being in prison!
I think this is a reverse direction,... I have thought about this and have put myself in that situation and think If someone is wrongly con viced after serving 1--5--10--20 years my gut feeling is thy should get some sort off compensation. As we are all seeing now with new DNA and many out her new things in this area, this is happening a lot these days...........
......................Have a convicted free day.......ok................
not only should they not have to pay, but they should be compensated for lost wages and freedom
As far as dumb questions go, and Lord knows we get lots of dummy questions on here, this one ought to get you 6 months.
Yes of course - they have already had their lives wrecked so lets make it even worse for them by making them pay for a situation they should never have been in the first place.
This is one of the most dumbest questions that have ever been posted.
the wrongly convicted should not be made to pay for their duration in prison. the rightly convicted prisoners should be given a bill for their stay, why should law abiding citizens and tax payers keep them? Prisoners should have the punishment of prison and foot the bill at the end with no chance of any benefits when they are released! that should help cut down on crime and over crowded prisons.
Yes, add insult to injury, by all means.
no they should get paid
I heard about this a few years ago and think its terrible.
How dare the government whose judges etc have wrongly convicted these people make them pay for their 'stays' in prison out of compensation. I think this is digusting when real criminals are getting compensation for their 'human rights' being breached whilst they are in prison - I dont see them getting charged for bed and board!
Not only have these people lost years off their lives, they have had to fight to clear their names and be away from their friends and family. And now they are being charged for it.
Whereas the animals that commit real crimes cry about having to slop out their cells in a place they are to be punished and the government hands out money willy nilly to them.
And they call this justice!
I would think if they were wrongly convicted they would want to be paid compensation.
Of course not! In today's climate of criminal justice and how things really get blown out of proportion by the media - and because of the First Amendment - they have a 'right' to say pretty much what will sell newspapers or increase their Neilsen ratings. The media trys cases on the courthouse steps and people ACTUALLY believe them! Your question is not only deep, it is something I studied about in my MS in Criminal Justice courses I have been taking. If someone is wrongly convicted - especially in Texas - they are put away for a long time. To get someone off is pretty much a miracle. In Texas, as of today, there are 387 convicts on death row. The last execution was 03/07/2007 - after the convict spent 26 years in prison. I asked a Corrections Officer if DNA testing was done and he said, 'That's an expensive test and a jury of his peers found him guilty.' I also asked if they ever rehabilitated prisoners and I was told, 'Why rehabilitate when rehabilitation doesn't work and the guy was found guilty?' We have an attitude in America these days that infer, 'He was arrested so he must have done something'! Not only should the wrongly convicted be exhonerated, they should be paid a reasonable salary while in prison - and it shouldn't be $13.00 per day as they are paid in Texas! Thanks to science and DNA testing - some alleged offenders are released and thank Barry Scheck of the Innocense Project in New York for his great work. I support a 'Tough on Crime' ideology but if someone is innocent - they are innocent and must be released - no if's, and's, and but's about it!
who said you were wrongly convicted you.I thought everyone in prison was innocent. Stop being a cry baby and except the facts your guilty as sin and a coward.
No they should not.