Just try to imagine how it would feel to be accused of a crime. Wrongfully accused. You didn't do it. But you're convicted and sent to prison.
Then, miraculously, you get another shot and your innocence is proven.
You're released with absolutely no compensation, and no help re-entering the world outside of those prison walls.
That was the case in Michigan until just last week when Public Act 343 took effect. With that, Michigan became the 32nd state to provide exonorees with compensation for time served.