Michigan Prisoner Cannot Seek Reimbursement Of Garnered Benefits, Panel Says

(September 30, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — A Michigan state prison inmate is not entitled to reimbursement of the portion of his pension benefits garnered by the State of Michigan to offset the costs of his incarceration because Michigan prisoners ordered by a state court to redirect pension benefits are not entitled to seek reimbursement of those benefits in federal court, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Sept. 25 (Stuart Robbennolt v. Heidi Washington, No. 14-2433, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17038)....

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