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Missouri won't pay Kevin Strickland a dime for his 43 years in prison

After 43 years in prison, Kevin Strickland’s conviction was overturned but despite his wrongful incarceration, he won't receive any compensation from the state.

After 43 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, Kevin Strickland was finally exonerated on Tuesday. But his hard-fought freedom came despite months of objections and delays from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.

Schmitt's handling of the case amounted to "prosecutorial malpractice," Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says. Up to Date guest-host Brian Ellison spoke with Baker and Tricia Rojo Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project about Strickland's path to freedom and his road ahead.

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