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A man who sued after Montana let him out of prison five years early does not have a federal case, the 9th Circuit ruled Thursday.
After pleading guilty in 1993 to four counts of sexual assault, Jesse Engebretson was sentenced to four concurrent 20-year terms.
Two years later, Engebretson and his wife filed a pro se action against the warden of the prison where he served his sentence and the director of the Montana Department of Corrections, seeking $10 million for his illegal sentence.
"In other words, the Engebretsons sought damages because Jesse Engebretson was released from prison earlier than he should have been," the 9th Circuit explained Thursday (italics in original).
Some cases need to be seen to be believed...and this nation needs civil law reform. People who sue over B.S. need to be charged. financially, for the FULL costs of the entire court which is used to pursue their frivolous cases.
On remand, the trial court again sentenced him to four 20-year terms, but judged that he had served the sentence, and deleted the conditions of his probation.