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Man freed in rape case settles suit for $3.25M

Ulysses Rodriguez Charles, who spent about 18 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of raping three Massachusetts women in a Brighton apartment, has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Boston for $3.25 million, according to a city lawyer.

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Jury awards $5M to wrongly imprisoned Texas man

A federal jury on Thursday awarded $5 million to a Houston man who spent 17 years in prison for a kidnapping and rape he did not commit, finding the city should pay for its “deliberate indifference” to problems at the crime lab whose false evidence secured the conviction. Click here for the full article from The Houston Chronicle.

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S.F. may pay freed man $4.5M settlement

San Francisco officials have tentatively agreed to pay $4.5 million to a man who spent nearly 14 years in prison before a judge reversed his murder conviction, finding that city authorities had withheld evidence his attorneys said could have cleared him. Click here for the full article from The San Francisco Chronicle.

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