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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  1. He definitely deserves more compensation! How can you take 44 years of an INNOCENT person’s life just to throw them a measly $750,000?! The judicial system is deeply flawed!

  2. Okay adding the “Ronnie Long, WHO IS BLACK” was NOT necessary at all. Anybody can get falsely accused of rape, apparently it’s a trend for D1 athletes to be accused nowadays. Don’t cause more separation than there already is. It’s messed up that he was falsely accused and he should be compensated fairly. But again, no need to add the “who is black”. Doesn’t matter what his race is

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