MH&B Files First Petition For Compensation Under New Wrongful Incarceration Statute
David Whedbee and MHB filed what is believed to be the first petition for compensation under Washington’s new Wrongful Conviction and Incarceration law, House Bill 1341.
The petition seeks compensation for James Anderson, who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated after the prosecutor did not obtain records that would have proven his alibi. Through the work of the Innocence Project Northwest, Mr. Anderson was released in 2008. Now, thanks to the new law, Mr. Anderson seeks compensation for being imprisoned for over four years for a crime he did not commit.