Compensating the Wrongfully Convicted

Those who have served time in prison for crimes they did not commit deserve to be compensated for their ordeal. By using both civil rights litigation and state laws that provide for compensation awards in such cases, the Justice Center works to win compensation for innocents who have served time in prison. The Justice Center has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in civil rights cases filed on behalf of men who were imprisoned in Illinois and elsewhere for crimes they did not commit.

Justice Center Wins $3.6 Million for Wrongfully Convicted Man, Chicago Sun-Times
City Council Panel Endorses $3.6 Million Settlement in Alleged Police Misconduct, Chicago Tribune
Major Victory for MacArthur Justice Center - $25 Million Won for Man Who Spent 16 Years in Prison for a Crime He Didn't Commit, Northwestern Law
Wrongfully Convicted Man Awarded $25 Million, NBC5 Chicago