In an opinion piece on USAToday.com, Joyce King says former Louisiana inmate Glenn Ford, who languished in a prison on death row for the murder of a Shreveport jeweler that he did not commit, should be paid a generous compensation for his three decaded behind bars.

Not only has the state not done the right thing by increasing its paltry sum of $25,000 for each year of wrongful incarceration up to maximum of $250,000, King says, officials are fighting not to give Ford any money at all.

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