Sean Adams

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Questions about a $16.8 million award — and the meaning of innocence

Sean Adams, free after 17 years, hugs the daughter born after his arrest.

State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. and his role as the sole authority over how Connecticut reimburses the wrongly incarcerated faces questions at the State Capitol after his award of $16.8 million last month to four former members of a New Haven street gang, the Island Brothers. Are the standards clear? And should his awards be subject to review? Continue Reading →

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