The state of Alabama took 30 years of Anthony Ray Hinton's life when they sent him to death row for two murders he did not commit.
Now they won’t give him a dime.
Hinton’s application for redress was unanimously approved by a state senate committee earlier this year and an Alabama lawmaker introduced a bill that would have set aside $1.5 million for what the 61-year-old Hinton calls "30 years of hell."
But the state legislature never got around to debating that bill before wrapping up its session in May, leaving Hinton bitter and practically broke two years after his convictions were tossed.
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