Detroit crime victims, victimized again

By Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press, October 2010
Filed under: Video

Eighty-nine year old Irene Phimister was beaten to an inch of her life over six dollars and a handful of jewelry so a few guys could feed their heroin habit. Irene is owed $1,200 but has yet to see it. Hundreds of crime victims like her in Metro Detroit are still waiting on millions in restitution money to be mailed to them. The process to pay has been a long, slow and often times non-existent. The prosecutors and clerks office blame each other while the money just sits in a bank and victims sit and wait. ERIC SEALS/Detroit Free Press

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