Joseph Fitzgerald

Sentence miscalculated by 5 years

Fitzgerald was originally imprisoned on charges including Pos Cntrl Sub Except Marijuana. After mistakenly being freed early, Fitzgerald was charged with four crimes:

Charge Date Status
DISTURBING THE PEACE , Misdemeanor April 18, 2002 Convicted
FAIL TO APPEAR IN COURT, Misdemeanor June 26, 2002 Convicted
Possess controlled substance , Class 4 Felony Aug. 10, 2002 Convicted
ASSAULT, STRIKE OR CAUSE BODILY INJURY, Misdemeanor March 15, 2003 Convicted
5 years
April 2, 1996
Original release date
May 17, 2001

Other convicts charged with new crimes when they should have been in jail

  • Laurie A Martinez

    Miscalculation: 1 year

  • Jon M Larson

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • James J. Tolston Jr.

    Miscalculation: 2 years, 6 months

  • Gabriel L Martinez

    Miscalculation: 5 years

  • Sean M Mclaughlin

    Miscalculation: 1 year

  • Michael L Cloud

    Miscalculation: 6 months

  • Abejide Abejide

    Miscalculation: 6 months

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    Credits: Ben Vankat, Cody Winchester, Matt Wynn / Omaha World-Herald