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Lloyd Prevost

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First Degree Murder


Life Imprisonment

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Wrongly convicted of murder by a jury in May 1920 and sentenced to life in prison. In 1925 actual murderer confessed to a priest. Michigan Gov. Fred Green pardoned Lloyd Prevost in Dec. 1930 after pardon board investigation. No compensation awarded for 10-1/2 years of wrongful imprisonment.

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Pardoned by MI Gov. Fred Green after investigation by pardon board confirmed Lloyd Prevost was innocent.

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“Miscarriages of Justice in Potentially Capital Cases,” Hugo Adam Bedau & Michael L. Radelet, Stanford Law Review, November, 1987, Vol. 40, p. 153.

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The Innocents, Edward Radin,William Morrow & Co., 1964, p. 255-256.

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