Alan Newton was convicted of rape and jailed 22 years before being cleared by DNA evidence in 2006. Today, a jury awarded him $18.5 million in compensation. So serving 22 years in jail and you come home to $18.5 milli, is that enough?’
Newton, sentenced in 1985 to up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of raping a woman in an abandoned building. Was awarded the money Tuesday, the federal jury in Manhattan ruled the city had violated Newton’s constitutional rights. It also found two police officers had failed to produce Newton’s evidence when requested.