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Wisconsin man seeks $67,000 for extra prison time

Wisconsin man seeks $67,000 for extra prison time

By The Associated Press. CREATED Mar 19, 2014
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A man held in prison for more than a year after his sentence ended is seeking more than $67,000 from the state of Wisconsin for the extra time.
   
Fifty-two-year-old Robin Gavinski spent an extra 417 days in prison after Department of Corrections employees made him serve two sentences one after the other, rather than at the same time.
   
Gavinski pleaded no contest to fleeing police in a stolen car in 2004. He had probation time for prior convictions that was added to the 2004 sentence.
   
Gavinski sought money Wednesday from the state Claims Board to cover legal fees and lost income.
   
An attorney for the state says such mistakes are rare and the state is immune from that type of claim. He also says Gavinski is asking for too much.