Robert Dewey

Robert Dewey was wrongly convicted and served 18 years in prison before being released. (credit: CBS)

After Unjust Sentence, Colorado Begins Paying Inmate

Prison time for a murder he didn’t commit robbed 52-year-old Robert Dewey of priceless moments, like the birth of his grandchildren and the burial of his only son.

10/27/2013

Robert Dewey was wrongly convicted and served 18 years in prison before being released. (credit: CBS)

Wrongly Convicted Colorado Man Could Get $1.2M

A Mesa County man who inspired a new law compensating the wrongly convicted is nearing a monetary settlement with the state.

08/04/2013

Robert Dewey shakes hands with Gov. John Hickenlooper after signing the bill (credit: CBS)

Payments For Wrongly Imprisoned Approved In Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper gave a personal apology to man who was wrongly jailed after signing a bill into law Wednesday to compensate the wrongly imprisoned.

06/05/2013

Robert Dewey was wrongly convicted and served 18 years in prison before being released. (credit: CBS)

State Lawmakers Consider Compensation Bill For Wrongly Imprisoned

A man who spent nearly two decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit could get some compensation from the State of Colorado.

03/07/2013

Robert Dewey (credit: CBS)

Wrongly Imprisoned? Colorado Mulls Compensation

Colorado is beginning work on a standard compensation package for people imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit.

03/07/2013

Robert Dewey (credit: CBS)

New Legislation Aimed At Helping Those Who Are Wrongly Imprisoned

An effort is under way to change Colorado law and make it so that people who wrongfully imprisoned get adequately compensated for the time they had to spend behind bars.

12/12/2012

Robert Dewey (credit: CBS)

Prosecutors: State Must Compensate The Exonerated

In Colorado, there is no compensation and no help of any sort for those who have been wrongly imprisoned.

07/06/2012

Robert Dewey (credit: CBS)

Prosecutor-Led Effort Frees Convicted Man

Colorado’s first prosecutor-led DNA exoneration of a man wrongfully convicted of murder came after a review of nearly 5,000 cases in a review effort that is spreading nationwide.

05/10/2012

Douglas Thames (credit: mugshots.com)

Man Serving Life In Prison For Murder Loses Chance For Appeal

A man already serving a life sentence for murder is suspected in another decades-old crime. On Wednesday, Douglas Thames lost his chance for an appeal.

05/03/2012

Robert Dewey in court for his release hearing on Monday (credit: CBS)

Man Convicted In Mesa County Of Murder, Rape Freed By DNA Evidence

Robert Dewey was 33 when he went to prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Palisade woman. The 51-year-old walked away free Monday, after new testing of DNA evidence pointed to someone else as the suspect.

04/30/2012

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