Funeral for death row exoneree Glenn Ford is Sunday _lowres

Photo provided by WWL-TV -- Glenn Ford spent 30 years of his life on death row before having his conviction vacated.

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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