NCIP exonerees Maurice Caldwell and Franky Carrillo traveled to Sacramento to urge state representatives to pass two important bills that will help to protect innocent people from wrongful conviction and give back to the wrongfully convicted after the criminal justice system fails them. They are now asking Californians to sign a petition urging Gov. Brown to sign SB 569 and SB618 into law. The governor has until mid-October to act on these bills.
SB569 would require the videotaping of interrogations of juveniles charged with homicide, improve criminal investigation techniques, reduce the likelihood of wrongful conviction, and provide strong evidence for convicting the guilty.
SB 618 will streamline the process for exonerees to gain access to compensation for time spent incarcerated due to their wrongful conviction.