Holmes retained Seattle lawyer Charles Hamilton III and filed a civil rights suit in federal court in Spokane alleging violations of his federal constitutional rights and various state law claims.
Hernandez and Tana Wood, the WSP superintendent, agreed to settle the lawsuit by paying Holmes $6,000 on November 22, 2000. Interestingly, the DOC also agreed to provide Holmes with five counseling sessions with a rape therapy counselor. Such counseling has apparently never been provided to any female prisoners raped by male prison staff, by settlement or otherwise. See: Holmes v. Wood , USDC, EDWA, Case No. CT995049EFS.
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Holmes v. Wood
|USDC ED WA , Case No. CT-99-5049-EFS