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House passes bill increasing oversight over claims commissioner

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

The House of Representatives voted 85 to 63 Tuesday for final passage of a bill restricting wrongful incarceration awards and requiring legislative review of any award in excess of $20,000 from the office of the claims commissioner, which made a controversial $16.8 million award to four former gang members in January. Continue Reading →

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