Neither Lamar Johnson nor Kevin Strickland have received compensation from the Missouri for the decades they spent wrongfully incarcerated. That’s because Missouri law only allows for payments to prisoners who prove their innocence through specific DNA testing — which was not the case for either man. A new Missouri Senate bill would change that.
Since his exoneration and release from prison in 2019, Ricky Kidd has developed a workshop for lawyers who bring accused people to trial. The first district attorney's office he presented it to was Jackson County's — the same one that prosecuted him.