Relief Man wrongfully jailed for four decades gets $1M in compensation

An Ohio man freed last year has been told he'll be getting a $1M dollar compensation from the Government for his wrongful imprisonment.

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An Ohio man freed last year has been told he'll be getting a $1M dollar compensation from the Government for his wrongful imprisonment.

“I don’t even know what to say. This is going to mean so much,” he said upon learning of the pay from a journalist."

Mr Jackson, 58, was one of three who were put on death row in 1975 after being convicted of aggravated murder in the slaying of a businessman outside a store in Cleveland. He was imprisoned for 39 years.

Prosecutors at the time relied on the testimony of a 13-year-old boy to give the guilty verdict against Jackson and his friends, Wiley Bridgeman and Ronnie Bridgeman, who also happen to be brothers.

The boy only came out a few years later, saying he was not even present at the scene of the crime, thereby leaving no evidence tying him to the murder.

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