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Case No. 17-1253

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Andreas Benford
State of Iowa


Andreas Benford


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Mark C. Smith, State Appellate Defender

Attorney for the Appellee

Nicholas E. Siefert, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 15, 2018

           Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Bradley McCall, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (4 pages)

           Andreas Benford appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  He argues the district court erred in finding he must pursue his claims through administrative action and he failed to exhaust his administrative remedies.  OPINION HOLDS: The Iowa Board of Parole has discretion to address Benford’s claims, but he did not appeal to the Board.  Therefore, the district court did not err in denying his application because he failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. 

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