In the US the Prosecutor’s office the second time agreed to pay compensation to a man who served in prison for 46 years on false charges. The document must approve the legislature of the state of Michigan. Then Richard Phillips will get $ 1.5 million.
In 1971, Phillips was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Later it became clear that the man didn’t participate in murder, and the main witness gave false evidence. Then human rights activists asked the Prosecutor’s office to reopen the case. Other evidence of Phillips’s guilt was not found, and in 2018 he was acquitted.
A man engaged in art carried away by him in prison. His paintings cost thousands of dollars. Phillips said that will be fine, regardless of whether he will pay compensation or not.