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 Compensation for Unjust Sentences 
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Post Compensation for Unjust Sentences
I found the following in the "Navy" section of The Law Dictionary (1810) by T.E. Tomlins:

"Members of Courts Martial are liable to answer, in damages, to the party injured, for the consequences of any unjust sentence. A remarkable instance of this occurred in the case of Lieutenant Frye, of the marines, who in the year 1743, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a Court Martial. He brought an action against the president Sir Chaloner Ogle, and recovered 1000l. damages."

I'm assuming that such an action would be a civil one?

Does anyone know of any more instances where someone recovered damages for an unjust sentence?

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Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:10 am
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