It is good that this innocent man is being set free, but I am still blown away by how little compensation will be given to him. . .
Like others wrongly convicted in Texas, Wallis is eligible for up to $250,000 in compensation for the years he spent behind bars. He said he was he looking forward to enjoying a steak dinner and going fishing.
$250,000? That is not near enough. He should get at least $1 million for every year he spent wrongly behind bars. Money of course will never buy back those years, but the money is a symbol of society’s desire to make this wrong right. $250,000 for 18 years is a little less than $14,000 per year of imprisonment.
Texas should be ashamed of itself.