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Man wrongly imprisoned unhappy with dividends

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis man who was wrongly imprisoned for 22 years says he is unhappy with an arrangement that gives him a monthly payment on an award he received as compensation from the state.

Clark Jerome McMillan will go before the Tennessee House of Representatives' judiciary committee next month to ask it to turn over the remainder of his award as a lump sum.

The Commercial Appeal reports McMillan says he is stressed out from money problems. He was awarded more than $832,000 in 2004. He received $250,000 as a lump sum and the rest was put in an annuity from which he receives $3,400 a month.

Former Secretary of State Riley Darnell said at the time the state Board of Claims decided on the arrangement out of fear that unscrupulous people would prey on McMillan.

Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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