ex·​on·​er·​ee | \ ig-ˌzä-nə-ˈrē How to pronounce exoneree (audio) , eg- \

Definition of exoneree

: a person who is shown to be not guilty of a crime for which he or she was formerly found guilty : a person who is exonerated of a crime There is still no consensus about the value of lost time. Missouri gives exonerees fifty dollars a day for time served, California twice that much. Massachusetts caps total compensation at half a million dollars. In Maine, the limit is three hundred thousand; in Florida, it's two million.— Ariel Levy

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Recent Examples on the Web The law that bears his name sets the amount an exoneree is eligible to receive for each year of imprisonment to the state’s annual median income, averaged over five years. Washington Post, 30 June 2021 Under the bill, an exoneree would apply to an administrative law judge, and compensation would be based on a formula set to the Maryland median household income. baltimoresun.com, 31 Mar. 2021 That stipulation denies compensation for any exoneree with more than one non-violent felony. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2020 Friedman says DuBoise’s outlook on life is typical of an exoneree. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 23 Nov. 2020 Under a new Indiana law, exonerees are now entitled to compensation for their time spent behind bars. Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, 24 Apr. 2020 The website provides a series of petitions for people to sign, where your signature can help cases advance in the legal system, help lawmakers change policy, and help exonerees get compensation, and more. Elly Belle, refinery29.com, 16 Apr. 2020 The General Assembly has also considered bills in recent years detailing how much exonerees should be paid. Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2019 These exonerees hail from all across the country: from California to Kentucky, Illinois to Pennsylvania. Pamela Colloff, ProPublica, 9 Mar. 2020

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2002, in the meaning defined above

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“Exoneree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exoneree. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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