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$1,375 Settlement For 11 Days Excessive Federal Imprisonment

Ex federal prisoner and Washington, D.C., resident Isaac McKelvin filed an administrative tort claim with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), for being incarcerated 11 days past his mandatory release date. He was paid $1,375 to settle the claim.

McKelvin was incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) at Morgantown in August of 2001. Upon arrival at FCI Morgantown he requested credit for his presentence confinement at the jail which would have reduced his sentence. The prison staff allegedly made repeated requests to the District of Columbia to verify the amount of presentence confinement he should be credited and it was affirmed on April 2, 2002. McKelvin was immediately released and it was determined that he had been kept 11 days past his statutory release date. He filed the claim requesting $364 per day.

The DOJ, BOP office in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, paid McKelvin $125 per day for the 11 days after reviewing similar cases. See: McKelvin v. United States, Claim No. T MXR 2002 09123 (Oct. 25, 2002).

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