James Makowski, U.S. Citizen Mistaken For Undocumented Immigrant, Sues Government | Huffington Post | 7/10/12

[Recto] Wanted poster: John Dillinger, publish...

[Recto] Wanted poster: John Dillinger, published by U.S. Department of Justice (Photo credit: Special Collections at Wofford College)

James Makowski, a Chicago-area U.S. citizen is suing the feds after he was reportedly held for two months in a maximum security prison when he was misidentified as an undocumented immigrant.  Makowski was originally sentenced to four months at drug treatment program after he pleaded guilty in 2010 to a felony charge of selling heroin, according to a report by the LA Times. However, when a fingerprint search incorrectly identified the Chicago resident as an undocumented immigrant, he was instead sent to a maximum-security prison in Pontiac, Illinois. He was reportedly held there for two months before the mistake was corrected.

Makowski was born in India and adopted into a U.S. family at a young age.

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One Response to James Makowski, U.S. Citizen Mistaken For Undocumented Immigrant, Sues Government | Huffington Post | 7/10/12

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