$5,775 Awarded For 104 Days of Over-Incarceration in Ohio Prison
The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded a former Ohio prisoner $5,775 for 104 days of over-incarceration.
Jasen Thomson was confined at the Marion Correctional Institution for 104 days beyond his lawful confinement. Thomson sued the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for damages in an amount equal to those prescribed for wrongful imprisonment actions. Thomson also sought damages for severe emotional distress.
Using the wrongful imprisonment statute as a guide in determining damages, the court awarded Thomson $5,775. The court, however, rejected Thomson’s request for additional damages related to his loss of work and for emotional distress. According to the court, Thomson had never been consistently employed in his life and primarily worked “odd jobs” for cash when not incarcerated. Finally, the court found that Thomson failed to show that he suffered severe emotional distress from taking various psychiatric medications.
See: Thomson v. Ohio Department of?Rehabilitation and Corrections, 2008 Ohio Misc. LEXIS 56.
As a digital subscriber to Prison Legal News, you can access full text and downloads for this and other premium content.
Already a subscriber? Login
Related legal case
Thomson v. Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Corrections
|Cite||2008 Ohio Misc. LEXIS 56|
|Level||Court of Claims|