Wrongly jailed for 31 years, man gets N23,000 compensation
An innocent man who spent almost his entire adult life in prison was given just £60 when he was finally released.

Lawrence McKinney, 60, was wrongfully convicted of rape and burglary in 1978 and sentenced to 115 years in prison.

However, DNA evidence examined in 2009 eventually ruled him out as a suspect – meaning that, after spending most of his life behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, he was a free man.

After his release, McKinney was given a paltry $75 – around £60.

He could be eligible for up to $1m in compensation if a parole board hears his exoneration case – but this has been denied twice already.

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