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Man sues claiming prison stay was 417 days too long

Published On: Mar 28 2013 07:35:34 AM CDT

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LAKE MILLS, Wis. -

A Lake Mills man who says he stayed in prison more than a year longer than he should have is suing state corrections officials.

Robin Gavinski , 51, filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court Wednesday alleging Department of Corrections' officials were negligent in miscalculating his sentence. He 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 states 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 State Journal reported the lawsuit doesn't specify damages.

Corrections spokeswoman Jackie Guthrie says the state will "let the legal process work."

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