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Civil Rights – Extended Incarceration – False Imprisonment (access required)

A plaintiff may sue under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violation of his rights resulting from an alleged extension of his incarceration for seven months longer than authorized by law, says a Richmond U.S. District Court. In February 2009, a Loudoun County Circuit Court found that the Department of Corrections erroneously interpreted that court’s prior order ...

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