September 14, 2012Comments Off on Jury awards inmate injured in prison $1.2 million
A man serving a 17-year sentence for a 1997 aggravated assault was awarded $1.2 million by a Palm Beach County, Fla. jury this week to compensate him for losing the sight in one eye when another inmate at South Bay ...
May 24, 2012Comments Off on $4.1 million settlement reached for pregnant inmates who said they were shackled
Cook County, Ill. officials have agreed to to pay more than $4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by pregnant women who said they were shackled at their hands and feet while they gave birth at the county jail.
June 28, 2010Comments Off on Jury awards $2 million to family of inmate killed by truck
A civil jury in Prince George’s County determined that Maryland state corrections and highway officials and a private dump truck driver were liable in an accident in which a prison inmate was killed by the truck while he was on ...
October 8, 2009Comments Off on Inmate wins $80,000 after alleging abuse
A federal court jury has awarded $80,000 to a former New Hampshire state prison inmate who charged that two correctional officers acted “maliciously and sadistically” after he became anxious and depressed and asked for mental health counseling.