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Compensation to PersonsErroneously Convicted of Felonies.

§ 148‑82.  Provision forcompensation.

Any person who, having beenconvicted of a felony and having been imprisoned therefor in a State prison ofthis State, and who was thereafter or who shall hereafter be granted a pardonof innocence by the Governor upon the grounds that the crime with which theperson was charged either was not committed at all or was not committed by thatperson, may as hereinafter provided present by petition a claim against theState for the pecuniary loss sustained by the person through his or hererroneous conviction and imprisonment, provided the petition is presentedwithin five years of the granting of the pardon. (1947, c. 465, s. 1; 1997‑388,s. 1.)