Ohio Man To Get Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment

Mar 20, 2015

Ricky Jackson meets with reporters following his release from prison

The Ohio Court of Claims has ruled a Cleveland man will receive just over 1 million dollars from the state for wrongfully imprisoning him for 39 years. 

58-year-old Ricky Jackson served more than 14 thousand days in prison for a murder he did not  commit. The State Controlling Board will pay the money. Two other men also wrongly imprisoned for the 1975 slaying of a businessman will seek state compensation - Kwame Ajamu and Wiley Bridgeman. Jackson was freed last November.