Black Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 23 Years to Get $500,000

Curtis Flowers, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 23 years, will receive the state's maximum compensation of $500,000,
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Curtis Flowers, who was wrongfully incarcerated for 23 years, will receive the state's maximum compensation of $500,000, Mississippi 5th Circuit Judge George Mitchell ruled Tuesday.

The 50-year-old spent nearly half his life on death row at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, convicted in the shooting deaths of four people in 1996 at Tardy Furniture Store in Winona where Flowers had been employed until roughly two weeks before the murders.

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