• Current through October 23, 2012

Any person unjustly convicted of and subsequently imprisoned for a criminal offense contained in the District of Columbia Official Code may present a claim for damages against the District of Columbia.

(Mar. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-143, § 2, 27 DCR 4656.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-1221.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 3-143, the District of Columbia Unjust Imprison Act of 1980, was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 3-251, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 29, 1980 and September 16, 1980, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 14, 1980, it was assigned Act No. 3-264 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.