Ronnie Long sat in jail in North Carolina for 44 years for a crime he didn’t com…
Ronnie Long sat in jail in North Carolina for 44 years for a crime he didn’t commit, and now he is planning to fight a law that says he is only owed $750,000. Due to his innocence, state law requires that Long, 65, be paid for the time he was kept in prison — $50,000 a year. However, the sum is capped at $750,000. In Long’s case, it means he stopped getting paid after his 15th year in prison.
“He was in a cage when both his parents died; when his son had birthdays and graduations. He lost everything for those 44 years, and certainly he deserves more than he has received,” said Long’s criminal attorney from his prior case.
(📸: Ashleigh Long)
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