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Once a leader in wrongful conviction compensation, Wisconsin has been lapped by other states

Even if Brendan Dassey’s attorneys successfully appeal his conviction for taking part in the murder of a freelance photographer, the now-27-year-old who was featured in the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” would still have the burdensome task of proving he deserves compensation for the years he spent in prison.

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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