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Bill Would Give Tax Break to Exonerated Prisoners

Date: December 7, 2007
Author: Fernanda Santos
QUOTE: Yesterday, a bill that would exempt exonerated prisoners from paying federal income taxes on compensation received for a wrongful conviction was introduced by Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York. The measure pushes the issue of taxation to the forefront of the debate over how to compensate the wrongly convicted properly for the years they spent behind bars.

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