OIP Exonerees Wiley Bridgeman and Kwame Ajamu Granted Additional $4.38 Million for Wrongful Imprisonment

OIP Exonerees Wiley Bridgeman and Kwame Ajamu Granted Additional $4.38 Million for Wrongful Imprisonment

Ohio Innocence Project

The state has agreed to pay two Cleveland brothers wrongfully imprisoned for 37 and 25 years an additional $4.38 million for their time behind bars, the Ohio Court of Claims ruled Monday.

The court agreed to a settlement with Wiley Bridgeman and Kwame Ajamu (formerly Ronnie Bridgeman) for the time spent in prison for a murder they did not commit. Bridgeman, Ajamu, and Ricky Jackson had their death sentences commuted while in prison, and their convictions were overturned in late 2014 after the key witness in the case against them recanted his story. Read more.