Prisoner sues state over parole violation sentencing

Catherine Melancon Oct. 1, 2012, 1:24pm

BATON ROUGE – A prisoner serving time at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center is accusing the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections of exceeding its authority.

Derek Bradley (prisoner no. 108276) filed a prisoner suit against the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections in the 19th Judicial Court on Aug. 1.

On July 17, 1985, Bradley was sentenced in Orleans Parish to 40 years on forcible rape charges. On the same day, he was sentenced to two years of hard labor for aggravated escape in Orleans Parish, which was ordered to run consecutive to his previous sentence.

On Sept. 18, 2005, complainant was released after earning a certain amount of good time, but was taken into custody shortly after for alleged parole violations.

Bradley asserts he is serving time for all three offenses, when his first sentences were to be served consecutively. He alleges it is impossible to violate both paroles, when his sentences were ordered to be served consecutively.

The defendant is accused of exceeding its authority in determining that Bradley currently serves the total balance for two separate offenses for one parole violation, which offenses were ordered to run consecutively.

The complainant is seeking his master record be amended to reflect that he is serving the balance for only one of the two consecutive sentences.

He also requests his record reflect he did not disturb the parole of his second offense, which is consecutive to his first sentence.

Bradley is representing himself.

Case no. 614289.

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