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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In the discussion afterward, speaking in slightly accented but very good Italian, Ms. Knox joked with one of the five exonerees, Lucia Fiumberti, about jailhouse superstitions. New York Times, "Amanda Knox in Italy: ‘I Am Not a Monster’," 16 June 2019 Transitioning to life as a free man was not easy, but Deskovic has not wasted a single moment of it as an exoneree. Michelle Malkin, National Review, "From Convicted Murderer to Exoneree to Law Grad," 5 June 2019 Of those 362 cases, 130 exonerees were wrongfully convicted of murder. Sandra E. Garcia, The Seattle Times, "DNA evidence exonerates a man of murder after 20 years in prison," 16 Oct. 2018 There's something so incredible about being around anyone of these exonerees who have been through these unimaginable nightmares. Ray Rogers, Billboard, "Lava Records' CEO Jason Flom on His New Children's Book 'Lulu Is a Rhinoceros' & the Future of Rock 'n' Roll," 10 July 2018 Among the group's members are death row exonerees, including Ray Krone — one of Arizona's most famous inmates to be exonerated. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Anti-death penalty group calls on Arizona to end capital punishment," 4 May 2018 Courtesy True Conviction Documentary Scott, 47, shares his success in the case with fellow exonerees Johnnie Lindsey and Steven Phillips. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "A Detective Agency for the Wrongfully Convicted: Exonerees Fight for the Innocent Behind Bars," 26 Apr. 2018 The state paid out $4.1 million last year to exonerees and nearly $8.4 million in 2016. Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com, "Should Ohio pay wrongfully imprisoned ex-inmates if prosecutors withhold evidence?," 4 Apr. 2018 Johnson also joined other exonerees in January to meet with lawmakers at the state Capitol. Darrell Smith, sacbee, "He said he didn’t kill his daughter. It took 15 years in prison for him to prove it | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Feb. 2018

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2002, in the meaning defined above

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