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Man sent to jail after clerical error kept him free for 13 years
Ny Post ^ | April 13, 2014 | By Kathianne Boniello

Posted on 04/13/2014 1:41:35 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda

Man sent to jail after clerical error kept him free for 13 years By Kathianne Boniello

A convicted criminal who spent 13 years as a free man because of a clerical error now faces the same amount of time in jail — after authorities discovered their boneheaded mistake more than a ­decade later. Missouri officials who stumbled upon the paperwork bungle — which showed felon Cornealious “Mike” Anderson as an inmate in state prison even though he never showed up there — want to undo the snafu by throwing the now-upstanding businessman behind bars for the next 13 years. The case has left legal experts baffled and Anderson’s family and friends struggling to understand the sordid past of the armed robber, who by all accounts is a changed man.

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Hey come on! It was only armed robbery! And if he killed someone, it obviously would have been the guns fault!
1 posted on 04/13/2014 1:41:35 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Armed robbery with a BB gun from what I’ve read.

5 years probation and restitution.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 1:47:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If rehabilitation is the real aim of prison,then let the guy alone.Sounds like he acheived rehabilitation on his own.


3 posted on 04/13/2014 1:50:23 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He shouldn’t punished for the states mistake. At worst, he should serve the time he originally was sentenced to.


4 posted on 04/13/2014 1:50:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Given all of the circumstances, I believe a pardon may be in order.


5 posted on 04/13/2014 1:55:13 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Jonty30

I was arrested for driving on a suspended license that they failed to suspend and I even renewed during the so called suspension.

The judge said he wasn’t going to punish me for someone else’s screw up and suspended it himself dropped the unlawful driving charge and sent me downstairs to pay the $120 reinstatement fee. My license was actually suspended for about 10 minutes.


6 posted on 04/13/2014 1:58:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

When the “law makers” are held to the same standards, I’ll attempt to give a damn.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 2:00:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
maybe the court clerk (or responsible individual ), should be jailed demoted / fined / censured....
If the (remorseful) prep; changed his life (w/ no further crimes), so be it...in a sense; he's pardoned.

8 posted on 04/13/2014 2:01:33 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I ain't big on letting convicted criminals go.

But I say in this case, let the thing drop. He's a totally different guy, and the authorities screwed up, not him. Sounds like a fate and God thing working here.

9 posted on 04/13/2014 2:01:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Hey, Sgt. Joe. How do ya spell disease?”

“Uh...really Private, din’t da learn you nuttin in school? R-E-L-E-A-S-E. See, dat ain’t so hard, now is it?”


10 posted on 04/13/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT by moovova
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

He is a different man now.

I hope the publicity sets him free and that his family grows stronger through this trial.


11 posted on 04/13/2014 2:08:39 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: Farmer Dean

rehab is not the real aim of prison....vengence is, which is rightful in most cases...


12 posted on 04/13/2014 2:10:13 PM PDT by cherry
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Enemy of the state...


13 posted on 04/13/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Cornealious “Mike” Anderson as an inmate in state prison even though he never showed up there”

How exactly does this happen? Aren’t you supposed to be taken into custody immediately after being sentenced? Never knew you could just say no to the prison bus.

If he was let go, on purpose or not, that’s the state’s fault.


14 posted on 04/13/2014 2:15:01 PM PDT by Up Yours Marxists
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

More evidence of incometency in all things government, as the general rule.

I believe government should be subjected to much greater review and supervision, from outside of itself. At every level.

Take the situation, whereby jurisdictions run up unfunded liabilities, hoping for unreasonable rate of return, etc.

Elected civilian review boards should have power, to call “foul” and publicize such misdeeds.

These boards should have equal or greater power than other officials, elected or appointed.


15 posted on 04/13/2014 2:20:11 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: cripplecreek

I AGREE!They Are Just Trying To”Scapegoat”this guy!!!


16 posted on 04/13/2014 2:23:28 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: cherry
"rehab is not the real aim of prison....vengence is, which is rightful in most cases..."

I would argue that punishment or justice is the aim, and that punishment is different than vengeance.
But I would agree that rehabilitation is not the point.

17 posted on 04/13/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT by GregoTX (Remember the Alamo)
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To: Farmer Dean

If rehabilitation is the real aim of prison,then let the guy alone.Sounds like he acheived rehabilitation on his own.


I absolutely agree with you. He’s done a great job of changing his life.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 2:27:07 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The clerk(s) who screwed up should do the time.


19 posted on 04/13/2014 3:11:46 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
The law, like the dollar bill operates on faith

People believe it to have value and so it is honored.


Read up on Jury Nullification

20 posted on 04/13/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I have worked many years in a prison...how on Earth did their population count ever tally if they were missing someone who was supposed to be there and was supposedly accounted for?????????


21 posted on 04/13/2014 6:32:03 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: terycarl

Maybe the guards were taught to count by common core methods. 1-2-3-5-6-7-8-9


22 posted on 04/13/2014 7:09:41 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: cherry

People are sentenced to prison as punishment, not for punishment.


23 posted on 04/13/2014 11:36:29 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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