Fulton says college is better than cash

Lincoln State senator Tony Fulton says the state should compensate people wrongfully convicted of crimes, but he tells us, that compensation shouldn’t necessarily be money.
“Instead of writing a check just to be given to an individual, we write a check such that that individual can further his education.  Or perhaps providing some type of gainful, meaningful employment. I just think that writing a check that might not be the most authentically, humane way to treat someone who has been wronged.”
Sen. elect Dennis Utter of Hastings says the economic downturn might make this a bad time to consider a new spending program. The issue of compensating the wrongfully convicted comes after
three people were exonerated in a 1985 Beatrice rape and murder.