Flint had been serving a twenty year sentence for rape and was close to getting out when he was killed. Flint's estate filed suit claiming prison officials and Correctional Industries staff had shown deliberate indifference to his safety. The district court denied the defendants qualified immunity from money damages. In the decision above, the court affirmed the denial of qualified immunity and remanded the case for a trial.
On remand, a trial was held. On July 10, 2003, a Kentucky jury found one prison employee liable for Flint's murder and awarded his estate $2,641 in damages. Flint's estate was represented by attorneys Kevin Crooks and David Friedman of Louisville, Kentucky. See: Flint v. Kentucky Department of Corrections, USDC, ED KY, Case No. 96-CV-0591.
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