Drew Whitley was wrongfully convicted of second-degree murder and spent almost 18 years in prison.
"A good place to stay, food to eat and transportation — that's all I really want out of life," Whitley said. "I don't want to be filthy rich or a millionaire or whatever."
He got nothing from the state of Pennsylvania when he was exonerated.
Some states offer $5,000 to $80,000 a year.
People who have been wrongfully convicted can also sue the state for more money than the allotted amount.
But in other states, those who are wrongfully convicted get nothing.
Thirty-one states and Washington, D.C., have statutes for financial compensation. Montana provides educational aid only.
What do you think is fair compensation for those who are wrongfully convicted?