CAPWATCH: Wrongful Imprisonment Bill in Judiciary, Tues. 2.2.16 at 2 pm

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  • When submitting testimony just put the bill number in the top box on the left
  • Click submit testimony
  • You can either download your testimony or Click Support, Oppose, or Comments
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COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair
Rep. Joy San Buenaventura, Vice Chair
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Conference Room 325

HB 1046 – WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT (JUD, FIN)

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/bills/SB1046_.pdf

Provides compensation and services to persons who can demonstrate they were wrongfully convicted of a crime and imprisoned.

RHOADS, MIZUNO, TAKUMI, WOODSON

CAP POSITION:         STRONG SUPPORT

CAP TESTIMONY: 2.2.16 JUD Testimony HB 1046

TALKING POINTS:

  • This is a question of fairness – the state incarcerates those who cause harm; conversely the state must take responsibility for the harm it causes and compensate the individuals who was harmed
  • All 50 states provide victim restitution; only 30 provide compensation for wrongful imprisonment
  • The state of Hawai`i provides no compensation and not even an apology to the person it harmed
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