Gap Fill - Jail Sentence - Level 6


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An administration in the prisons in Samoa resulted in a man being incarcerated for five years longer than he was sentenced to serve. Sio Agafili, 45, should have been released from prison in December 2015 after serving two jail terms. In November 2008, Mr Agafili was convicted of and theft and sentenced to seven years in prison. A month later he was found of other and slapped with a five-year sentence. The default in Samoa's criminal justice system is that a with two sentences must serve them concurrently and not . The error was spotted recently by a judge when Mr Agafili appeared in court on another .

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