(Gawker) — Alan Newton was convicted of rape and jailed 22 years before being cleared by DNA evidence in 2006. Yesterday, a jury awarded him $18.5 million in compensation. Is that enough? The rough math:
22 years= 284 months= 8030 days.
That means that Alan Newton was compensated at:
$841,000 per year= $65,000 per month= $2,300 per day= $96 per hour.
$96 per hour for being incarcerated in a New York prison—and for having the world believe you’re guilty of rape, the whole time. I wouldn’t take that deal.