Imagine spending ten years of your life behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit.
That's what happened to Brandon Redtailhawk Olebar. Now, Washington state is paying him more than half a million dollars.
Olebar is one of the first exonerees to receive a monetary award under a Washington law passed in 2013. The law makes it possible for people wrongfully incarcerated in the state to receive up to $50,000 for each year in prison as well as tuition waivers for themselves and their families to state universities and colleges.