innocence blog

A Web log for the Innocence Institute of Point Park University

Thursday, August 04, 2005

State Rep. pushes compensation for innocent


Doswell speaks to the media after being released
photograph taken by Cynthia Levy

A news release was posted on the website of Pennsylvania state Representative Michael McGeehan just one day after the release of wrongfully convicted, Thomas Doswell, calling for compensation for the exonerated.

Pittsburgher, Thomas Doswell was released Monday, after spending 19 years in prison DNA evidence proved he was innocent of a rape.

McGeehan began pushing this legislation in April of this year when a Philadelphia man was also cleared of rape because of DNA evidence.