Ex-Inmate Wins $2.3 Million in D.C. for Wrongful Parole Revocation


A federal jury in Washington, D.C., awarded man $2.3 million in damages for 10 years he spent in prison after his parole was wrongfully revoked, reports Legal Times. Charles Singletary was paroled in 1990 after serving a 7-year term for armed robbery. In 1996, the District of Columbia Board of Parole – a body that no longer exists – revoked his parole and re-imprisoned Singletary after he was accused of being involved in a murder. The charges were dropped

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in 2006 that Singletary had been denied due process at his parole-revocation hearing. He sued D.C. in 2009. “We think that it fairly compensates Mr. Singletary for what was a terrible wrong. said one of his attorneys, Edward Sussman. The District of Columbia is expected to appeal.

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