GOP12 has some thoughts (link). Excerpt follows...
Lest you say Rick Perry has no heart...When I was a child, I often thought about how terrible it would be to be wrongly convicted. I was almost obsessed with it for some strange reason, maybe because of the circumstances of my upbringing and my heritage. I always thought someone should receive millions and millions of dollars for being locked up wrongly.
This is something everyone can cheer.
Rick Perry signed a bill today, giving the wrongly convicted a lump sum boost of $30k for every year they languish in prison (from $50k to 80k).
On the other hand, gangsters who just happen to be wrongly convicted for something their gang banger brothers did don't get as much sympathy, and I can totally see money going to people who really are thugs and drug pushers but get off on a technicality. Hopefully the bill has some safeguards against that.