After a decade or more of trying to pass a Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation bill, it is time that Michigan join 31 other states and do the right thing.
Senate Bill 291 passed unanimously and yet all efforts will be for nought unless the identical House Bill 4536 is passed before the end of this year. With over 1000 bills waiting to be acted on, the Michigan House must know that it's citizens, as well as the nation as a whole, view this as a high priority. The only way for them to know this is if you make your voice heard.
Because this is not something the average person does, we have made it as simple as possible by providing clear directions and a template letter which you can take word-for-word or use as a starting point for a more personalized statement. Clicking the following link will take you through the steps in about 4 minutes or less:
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- Written by Bill Branham
“You’ve got to be kidding me! Why would anyone confess to something they didn’t do? I can’t believe that.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it one hundred times. When I first got involved with wrongful convictions, I had no problem believing false confessions occur. For me, they were commonplace. That’s right. Commonplace. So common that it took me a while to understand why other people have such a difficult time accepting that it really happens and it can destroy someone's life. Let me explain.
My Experience as a child
I always thought my two sisters and I were fairly “normal” growing up. Later, I found that in order to dispel such a myth, all I had to do was to get married. A spouse, coming from an entirely different family system, will be very quick to point your idiosyncrasies and the weird ways of your family! So, it’s important to understand how different “normal” may be from family to family.
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