The Innocence Project

Meet Floyd Bledsoe.

Floyd was convicted in 2000 of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated indecent liberties. Despite a verified alibi and a lack of physical evidence connecting Floyd to the crime, he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison, where he served 16 years of his sentence before finally being exonerated, thanks to our friends at the Midwest Innocence Project.

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Floyd lost 16 years of his life to a wrongful conviction. He lost his marriage, his farm, and decades of income and retirement savings. He lost 16 years with his two children. But because Kansas isn’t a state that compensates the innocent, Floyd hasn’t seen a dollar in payment for this unimaginable injustice.

It’s time for Kansas to pass a wrongful conviction compensation law, so that people like Floyd can get the full justice they rightly deserve.

Thank you for your commitment to justice,

The Innocence Project Policy Team