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Court: Wrongly jailed man can't collect damages

Judges say state doesn't owe for 3 years Alan Stein spent in prison

A federal appeals court said Friday that a man who wrongly spent three years in an Arizona prison cannot recover damages from the state.
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Nov 20, 2011, 5:31 pm
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“It said that while the state “had a duty to ensure that his prison sentence was calculated correctly, it had no duty to review the legality of his sentencing order” and does not owe him damages.”

Bizarre. Even if the state is not responsible for reviewing the legality of sentencing (if not, is there no accountable oversight of that process?), wouldn’t Stein have a case for damages against the state for the incorrect assessment of his sentence?

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