Cash consequences work in the favor of this Kansas City dude who was wrongly convicted of a triple murder back in the 70s.
Here's peek at the donation progress that's still piling up cash . . .
In Missouri, only those exonerated through DNA testing are eligible for a $50 per day of post-conviction confinement, according to the Innocence Project. That was not the case for Strickland.
As of early Thursday afternoon, donations for Strickland had topped $910,000.
The fund was created over the summer with a goal of raising $7,500, which the fund says would amount to approximately $175 dollars for every year Strickland spent wrongfully convicted.
Thirty-six states and Washington, DC, have laws on the books that offer compensation for exonerees, according to the Innocence Project. The federal standard to compensate those who are wrongfully convicted is a minimum of $50,000 per year of incarceration, plus an additional amount for each year spent on death row.
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Thousands of people have raised nearly $900K for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit
Thousands of people are raising money online for a Missouri man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) --- The State of Missouri is one of a few states that doesn't provide compensation for someone who was wrongfully convicted. That's not stopping the rest of the world from compensating Kevin Strickland. A GoFundMe account to help Strickland was set up Tuesday.
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