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$35,000 For 14 Months Of Unlawful Imprisonment

In February 1993, Jaramie Womack committed a burglary in Wyoming. In July
of that same year, Mr. Womack committed a robbery in Washington. He was
sentenced to 3 to 6 years for the Wyoming offense and was extradited to
Washington, where he received a 42 month sentence for the robbery charge.
The Washington sentence was imposed concurrent to the Wyoming term. Mr.
Womack was then returned to Wyoming to serve the remainder of his 3 to 6
year sentence. Wyoming released him on February 1, 1998.

Mr. Womack was then transferred to the Washington Corrections Center, in
Shelton, Washington, and was informed that his Washington sentence would
not start until February 3, 1998. Mr. Womack promptly informed DOC
officials that his Wyoming and Washington sentences were imposed
concurrently, and that he had therefore completed the Washington sentence
in Wyoming. DOC officials continued to illegally confine Mr. Womack until
March 26, 1999, when they finally realized their error and released him
from custody. Following his release from confinement, Mr. Womack filed a
tort claim with the Division of Risk Management. The claim was ultimately
settled for $35,000. Mr. Womack was represented by Seattle attorney David
A. Trieweiler. See: Claim of Womack, Claim No. 31050172 (Jan. 24, 2000).

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