GIST: "A 48-year-old Milwaukee man exonerated by DNA evidence in a sexual assault case was released from prison on Wednesday after serving 24 years for a crime he did not commit. Daryl Dwayne Holloway left Green Bay Correctional Institution one day after Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Wagner signed the order overturning the conviction and freeing him. Wagner had presided over the wrongful conviction in 1993. The decision came after prosecutors in the Milwaukee County district attorney's office agreed that DNA results showed Holloway's conviction in the 1992 case should be reversed, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Innocence Project. "It's another example of the way in which the criminal justice system, as a human system, can produce errors," Keith Findley,co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, said in a phone interview. The Wisconsin Innocence Project credited the district attorney's office for reviving the case. Now-retired Assistant District Attorney Norm Gahn reviewed the case file in April 2015 and found conflicting DNA reports from separate labs, meaning at least one lab made an error in its analysis, the news release stated. A new DNA report conclusively excluded Holloway as the perpetrator of the crime and identified the presence of male DNA from an unknown third party, according to the project. "It fits a typical pattern in which eyewitness evidence was used to obtain the conviction and as it turns out the eyewitness evidence was pretty unreliable," said Findley, who also is a University of Wisconsin-Madison law professor.........Wisconsin law provides exonerated inmates no more than $5,000 for each lost year of their life, up to a total of $25,000. Of the states with laws providing for payments to the wrongfully convicted, Wisconsin has the lowest amount per year. Bipartisan efforts to boost the compensation have stalled in recent years. Findley said he expected it to come up again during the Legislature's next session."

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