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

Brendan Dassey listens to testimony at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc in 2010. A judge on Monday ordered Dassey’s release from federal prison while prosecutors appeal the case. (Sue Pischke/Herald Times Reporter via AP, File)

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.

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