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$100 A Day: Wrongly Convicted, Exonerated, But Justice Still Delayed

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April 21, 2010 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Room 280B
East Palo Alto resident Rick Walker was imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. Twelve years later, he was exonerated with the help of Alison Tucker, an SLS alumna, and released. However, while entitled to $100 a day for every day spent falsely imprisoned, Mr. Walker had to fight for his compensation when he became a pawn in the partisan battle in the state legislature over the California budget. We will show a 30 minute documentary about his plight and follow with a panel composed of Rick Walker, State Senator Joe Simitian, and Gwen Essegian, the documentary filmmaker.