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$30,000.00 Settlement Reached in False Imprisonment Suit Against Washington Department of Corrections

A $30,000 settlement was reached in an action filed against the Washington Department of Corrections (D.O.C.) for miscalculation of good-time credits resulting in false imprisonment.

Charles D. Hardt was a prisoner at Airway Heights Correctional Center. With proper calculation of his good-time credit, he should have been released on July 14, 1998. Due to a miscalculation by D.O.C., Hardt was not released until some later undisclosed time, resulting in illegal restraint in violation of Hardt’s due process rights.

Settlement was reached on December 21, 2000, awarding Hardt $30,000 in damages. See: Washington Division of Risk Management claim #31050951

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