Local jail released a photo of me to a newspaper company

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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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Question Local jail released a photo of me to a newspaper company

A local jail recently released a photo of me to a newspaper company for a case where someone with my same name was arrested for making meth-anphetamine. The paper published my photo with this info and discrased me and my family. The newspaper done a retraction but it does not change the damage that this has done to my name. Can the jail be sued for neglecting to verify that they was giving out the correct persons info?
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Old May 6th, 2009, 08:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Can a county jail be sued for releasing false info. about someone to a newspaper?

Not really unfortunately--not if they did a retraction.
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Old Oct 16th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #3
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The newspaper cannot be held liable but yes the jail could possibly be liable if they did not exercise normal caution and procedures.

You would have to show real and actual damages.
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Check freedom of imfortmation act. This is how TV and newspapers are able to print and show mug shots of celebs who are arrested
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