If an individual is held in jail for an unreasonable time after the jail was under a duty to release that individual, 
this  could constitute an unlawful violation of that person's right of personal liberty. 

If this situation happened to you, it is possible that you may be entitled to monetary damages. 

Unlawful imprisonment is the intentional or in some cases negligent conduct on the part of the government that results in the  confinement of another's person which is unjustified under the circumstances. 

Call 360-694-1097 for a consultation. There is a time limit to make such a claim.