Kansans who go to jail for wrongful convictions will get monetary compensation.
Governor Jeff Colyer signed legislation Tuesday that says that if a guilty verdict is overturned, the person who was wrongfully convicted is eligible for $65,000 for each year of incarceration.
The new law follows three high-profile releases of three innocent defendants in three years.
Kansas become the 33rd state with a compensation law of this sort.
The law takes effect in July and makes Kansas the 33rd state with such a policy.