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Nelson v. Colorado, 15-1256

In actions brought by two inmates with invalidated convictions, challenging Colorado's Compensation for Certain Exonerated Persons statute (Exoneration Act), Colo. Rev. Stat. sections 13-65-101, 13-65-102 and 13-65-103, which provide the exclusive authority for refunds of inmate accounts, the Colorado Supreme Court's judgment in favor of the State and upholding the Exoneration Act is reversed where the Exoneration Act's scheme does not comport with the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of due process.

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  • Decided
  • Published 2017/04/19




  • United States Supreme Court