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Civil Rights – Wrongful Incarceration – Served Sentence – Damages (access required)

A Virginia inmate released from confinement who claims he was unconstitutionally imprisoned when correctional officials improperly extended the length of his sentence can sue under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and the 4th Circuit reverses a federal district court’s dismissal of the inmate’s § 1983 claim for damages. Citing Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994), the ...