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Inmate Who Was Released Early Loses Appeal

Inmate Who Was Released Early Loses Appeal

CREATED Apr 16, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An inmate who sued because he was released early from a Tennessee jail has lost an appeal.

In 2011, Stanley Walker filed a lawsuit against Bradley County saying he was improperly released early from jail because the government didn't want to pay for his medical expenses. Walker alleged that he contracted a staph infection while in jail, and he wanted Bradley County to pay for his medical expenses and other damages.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Court of Appeals said that people don't have the right to sue because that they were released early from incarceration. The appeals court also upheld a Bradley County judge's decision to dismiss Walker's lawsuit, which also claimed negligence.

Walker was released early from a 30-day sentence for probation violation for driving on a suspended license.

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