In the US, the court sentenced the state of Mississippi to pay 500,000 dollars to the black Curtis Flowers, who was “unjustly” in prison for more than 22 years.
Flowers was released after the US Supreme Court ruled in 2019 that former Attorney General Doug Evans, who handled the case in question, “was unconstitutional to exclude black jurors from trials.”
In the damages lawsuit filed by Flowers on the grounds that he was unlawfully sentenced to prison in November 2020, the court found the state of Mississippi unfair and ruled to pay 500 thousand dollars in damages.
The court also decided to pay $ 50,000 to Flowers ‘lawyers as part of their attorneys’ fees.
Sentenced to death in 1996
Flowers was sentenced to death, blamed for the murder of four people in a furniture store in the town of Winona in 1996.
According to state laws, a maximum of 500 thousand dollars in compensation can be paid in prison sentences that are determined to be given unfairly.