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CDOC Agrees to Pay $20,000 for Unlawful Imprisonment

Steven Larson sued the CDOC alleging constitutional violations, false imprisonment, and negligence after he was unlawfully held for 47 days.

In 2007, Larson violated the conditions of his parole. At the revocation hearing, Larson received a firm parole discharge date of February 14, 2007. Larson showed CDOC officials paperwork reflecting the same, but Larson was not released from custody until March 11, 2007. Larson was later arrested for violating his already terminated parole; he was released 21 days after his arrest.

On November 15, 2008, the California Department of Corrections (CDOC) agreed to pay Larson $20,000 to settle his claims. Larson was represented by Jennifer Jennings of Sacramento, California. See: Larson v. California, No. 030961 (Sup. Ct.- Solalno).

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