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Wisconsin man sues state over miscalculated prison sentence

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Wisconsin man sues state over miscalculated prison sentence
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LAKE MILLS, Wis. — A Wisconsin man who says he stayed in prison more than a year longer than he should have is suing state corrections officials.

Robin Gavinski filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday alleging Department of Corrections officials were negligent in miscalculating his sentence. The 51-year-old Lake Mills man was sentenced in three cases, including burglary, possessing a firearm as a felon, fleeing from officers and operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Gavinski's lawsuit says the sentence on one count was computed as being consecutive, rather than concurrent, to another. He alleges that kept him in prison 417 days longer than his correct release date. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the lawsuit doesn't specify damages.

Corrections spokeswoman Jackie Guthrie said the state will “let the legal process work.”

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