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You may have used a term incorrectly. You said he took a plea to have his sentences run consecutively. In fact, he has consecutive sentences -- one after the other.
If it's on the record that his sentence should be concurrent, however, that's not something the counties should ignore. The official accounting of time already served and time left to serve is done by the Department of Corrections. If they have made an error that causes an inmate to be wrongfully detained past his release date, the remedy would be for his lawyer to get the inmate back before the judge on a writ of habeas corpus for the state to show good cause why he was still being held, or if they couldn't to release him.
If one of these cases is a Federal case and the other state, however, that can make a big difference. If the Federal judge did not agree to concurrent time in the first place, the fact that the state judge granted concurrent time is not binding on the Federal Court and Federal Bureau of Prisons would make him serve consecutive time
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